Shawnee Prevention Location
The Shawnee Prevention Location is the main headquarters for prevention services. Over the years, we’ve seen many improvements in the lives of Oklahoma residents and their respective communities. The services for prevention we offer include: General Prevention, RPC, SPFPFS, TSET Healthy Living Program, Community Training, and Suicide Prevention.
TSET Healthy Living
“Eat better, move more, and be tobacco free”, is the motto of the TSET Healthy Living Program staff, in Pottawatomie County. These three statements are the basis to the prevention of several diseases which kill Oklahomans at an alarming rate; heart disease, obesity and diabetes. The Healthy Living Program (HLP) is in its third year of funding and uses a comprehensive approach to work with businesses, city governments, community organizations and schools sectors to encourage healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles.
In the Business Sector, three new partners have adopted and implemented new wellness and tobacco free polices, which have a direct effect on over 250 employees in the county. Also, both the Shawnee and Tecumseh Housing Authority are adopting and implementing smoke free public housing for all residents. This policy change will take effect January 1, 2018 and will protect nearly 1,200 men, women and children from secondhand smoke.
In 2015, Gateway to Prevention and Recovery received a 4 year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success Grant (SPF PFS) to address the problem of the non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD’s), ages 12- 25, in Pottawatomie County.
Part of this initiative included the (Rx drug) Take Back events, which were held in Pottawatomie County where approximately 154 lbs. were collected by Shawnee PD, Asher PD, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, and Take as Prescribed County coalition members.
The RPC is working with Pottawatomie County Youth Task Force to educate school staff, parents, older siblings, employers, business owners and city leaders on the lasting impact youth marijuana use can have. Brain development isn’t complete until the age of 25 and using mind-altering substances such as marijuana impacts this development. Marijuana is addictive and is harder to stop using if started at a young age
1414 N. Kennedy Ave., Suite 109
Shawnee, OK 74801