Two Counties, Atoka and Coal, were chosen for an initial Partnership for Change project because of their relatively stable and diverse population base, their high poverty rates, and their relative lack of readily accessible nutrition and other assistance program services.
Since its development in 2001, the Partnership for Change coalition has maintained a successful collaborative effort among organizations, civic, faith-based, non-profit and government agencies, volunteers, schools, and businesses throughout Atoka and Coal counties. This collaborative effort focus is to organize and collaborative service and develop opportunities to better serve and meet the needs of the families and communities of Atoka and Coal County.
The vision of the Atoka Coal Partnership For Change is, "to develop and sustain a progressive safe, healthy and fun community.
"To develop and sustain a progressive safe, healthy and, fun community."
All meetings will be held at the Kiamichi Technology Center
April 19, 2013- 10:30-11:15
May 17, 2013- 10:30-11:15
June 21, 2013- 10:30-11:15
July 19, 2013- 10:30-11:15
August 16, 2013- 10:30-11:15
September 20, 2013- 10:30-11:15
October 18, 2013-10:30-11:15
November 15, 2013-10:30-11:15
December 20, 2013-10:30-11:15
These are tentative dates and may change! The larger coalition meets directly after from
Choctaw Nation YAB
Atoka/Coal County Dept. Of Human Services
Atoka County Health Department
Coal County Health Department First Bank
OSU Extension Offices in Atoka and Coal Ameristate Bank
Big Five HeadStart Coalgate KHKC Radio
INCA Community Services Atoka Schools Safe and Drug Free Committee
Turning Point of Oklahoma Lane School
SWAT ( Students Working Against Tobacco) Harmony School
OBI Blood Institute Victory Life Church
First Baptist Church- Atoka American Cancer Society
Atoka County Community Chest All County Soccer Club
Atoka County Chamber of Commerce Choctaw Nation Headstart
Coalgate Public Schools Pittsburg County Health Department
Coal County Rural Fireman's Association HOPE Medical Clinic
Project ACTIVE Systems Of Care
Providence Of Oklahoma Oklahoma Health Care Authority
Neighbors Building Neighbors
Girl Scouts of SE Oklahoma
Atoka Medical Center
Tobacco Control Coordinator:
1006 w. 13th Street
Atoka, Ok. 74525
1006 W 13th Street
Atoka, OK. 74525
620 S. 3rd
The City of Atoka received Basic Level for Certified Healthy Communities. We are extremely proud of the example the City has set for other towns in our area. They are promoting overall health and wellness in regards to tobacco policies, fitness and nutrition initiatives and safety concerns for our community. We hope to work with the city on applying again and working with area schools and businesess to strengthen the cities application to recieve a higher level and possible funding for the City of Atoka. Pictured from left to right are Joshua Hendrickson, Project ACTIVE, Amber Gammon, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator, Joye Angel, Atoka City Clerk and Mr. Bob Fredrick, Mayor of Atoka.
Harmony School recevied the highest level possible for a school district for certified healthy. They have set the standard on what a school should be doing to promote no tobacco use, fitness and nutrtion iniatives and overall safety and health for their students and faculty. They have policies in place to ensure these goals are being met and continue to work to make their school meet the state standards of excellence level. Amber Gammon presented to the school board their award and thanked them for taking the initiaitve to promote better health and wellness within their school system. Project staff will continue to work with Harmony and strive to receive funds for the next school year through this application process. Pictured left to right are: Joshua Hendrickson, Project ACTIVE, Amber Gammon, CX Coordinator, Troy Gammon Jr, Vice President of the Board, Kenny Daniel, Board Member, Mr. Mark Thomas, Superintendent, and Cecil Mackey, Board President.
Luigis Italian resteraunt was recognized for being our only certified healthy resteraunt in Atoka County. They are offering more nutritional options on their menu for people to take advantage of eating better. Amber Gammon presents Adrianna Mustafaraj with her certificate. We appreciate Luigis and look forward to working with them in the future!