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Muscogee Creek Nation Diabetes

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

Description:
The Muscogee Creek Nation Diabetes program offered a Jump Rope club for the 4th – 8th grade students at Okemah Middle School and the 4th – 8th grade students at Mason School. The students were taught the alternative sport of jump rope as an individual and team activity. This program stresses daily exercise, diabetes prevention education, and the practice of jumping skills in an effort to prevent diabetes. The purpose of this club is to give the students another alternative to organized sports to stay active and healthy. The students traveled to different schools to demonstrate their jumping skills and to spark interest in jumping rope in the students from other schools. They also participated in the American Heart Associations’ Jump Rope for Heart. A local school volunteer was trained over the year and will be leading the program at each school in 07-08. This year, we will continue to support the Mason and Okemah programs with start up funding and we will start two new programs at Dewar and Ryal Schools.

Age Group(s):
Children, Adolescents

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Health Indicator(s):
Physical Activity

Service Area:
Oklahoma

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Name: Scott Robison, Exercise Programs Coordinator
Site or Location Name: Muscogee Creek Nation Diabetes program
Address:
CNCH -309 N. 14th
Okemah, OK 74859
Email: scott.robison@creekhealth.org
Phone: (918) 623-1424