Hughes County Turning Point
Since becoming a Turning Point partnership in late 2006 Hughes County Turning Point has expanded the partnership to not just provide an opportunity for important community networking but provide resources and services to the County.
They are very dedicated to preventing tobacco, drug and alcohol use in area youth and work closely with the APRC and Tri-County Tobacco control on these efforts. They have participated in Red Ribbon Week activities, Great American Smokeout, Alcohol Awareness Month, Kick Butts Day and World No Tobacco Day. They also worked to support local efforts to apply
and now sustain a local Federally Qualified Health Center in Wetumka. In partnership with the faith community, Indian Health Services, and several other local partners they have offered Summer Fun Camps to get kids active and learn how to be more healthy through education and participation in activities.
Partnership Priorities Include:
- Tobacco Control
- Community networking and information sharing
- Youth education and empowerment
- Providing education, resources and services to families
- Alcohol tobacco and other drug prevention
- Child and Family Health
- Access to Health Care
- Addressing health inequity and disparities
Hughes County Turning Point meets every 3rd Monday at noon, alternating between Wetumka and Holdenville. For location information, contact Lisa Smith at 405-585-8535.