Southwest Prevention Center
“Create healthy, safe communities through the power of prevention”
The Southwest Prevention Center (SWPC) i shoused within the Public and Community Services division in University OUTREACH, College of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma. SWPC serves as a catalyst for positive social change and is committed to the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse and related high-risk behaviors.
Spanning more than a decade, SWPC has a rich history providing prevention information, training, technical assistance and prevention resource system development with clients across a multi-state region.
Naloxone Initative will Save Lives
Moore PD Starts Administering Naloxone
News 9 highlighted results from policy change that permits administration of Naloxone at the signs of prescription pain reliver or heroin overdose. Moore Police Department is the first group of First Responders in Cleveland and McClain Counties to incorporate this new policy. The Naloxone Initiative udnerscores the importance of overdose prevention and provides trainings for First Reponders and the public.
Safe Storage and Disposal of Meds
Are your Rx medications safe and secure?
SWPC strongly urges individuals to properly store their over-the-counter and prescription medications out of the reach of children, family, and guests in a secure medication lock box, closet or cabinet. To request a lock box, contact the SPF-SIG Coordinator. To dispose of unused or old medications, check out the 10 medication disposal locations across Cleveland and McClain Counties!
New Community Health Status Indicators site
Looking for local health data?
CDC launched the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) 2015 site to help the public access health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the U.S. - including Cleveland and McClain Counties. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes, such as health care access and quality, health behaviors, social factors, and the physical environment.
Special Coverage: Addicted Oklahoma
Addicted Oklahoma: Prescription Drug Abuse
Oklahoma has one of the nation's biggest problems with prescription drug abuse. In this revealing series, The Oklahoman cracks open the epidemic and how it’s affecting real people and their families across the state. The website below also provides advocacy resources on how you can help in the fight against addiction.
Coalitions Working For Healthy Communities
Want to get involved?
Consider joining one of these four local coalitions! Each is striving to promote health and wellbeing for the betterment of the community. This includes preventing alcohol, tobacco, other drug abuse and related high-risk behviors. Getting involved is free and all are welcome - coalitions meet regularly in Moore, Noble, and Norman.
Town Hall Meetings
Why hold a Town Hall meeting?
Town Hall meetings are a great tool to engage the community informally as a way to raise awareness, encourage discussion, and garner support around local health-related issues. The SWPC hosts Town Halls addressing substance abuse in Cleveland County periodically and may be able to help support one in your community.