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About Us

Wichita Mountains Prevention Network is a dynamic organization that has grown and evolved since 1989 to meet the needs of communities in Oklahoma. As pioneers in prevention technology and community development, we are champions of proactive programming developed with community partners.

Through coalitions, WMPN has been instrumental in increasing local support for our mission and the greater community mission of addressing high-risk behaviors. WMPN has a history of providing services to under-served and minority populations in southwest Oklahoma. In addition to selecting minority and low-income populations for services, our agency has always made it a priority to include these groups in community planning efforts and leadership roles.

WMPN achieves many awards and earmarks for excellence. In 2002 we were selected by Harvard University and the Search Institute national study to sponsor a noteworthy community initiative. Programs created by the agency have been recognized by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and the Southwest Center for Applied Prevention Technologies. Several of these programs are now replicated throughout Oklahoma.


We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and receive our funding through the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the TSET Healthy Living Program.

Our Mission

The mission of the Wichita Mountains Prevention Network is to build a community where our citizens can lead healthy, productive, and happy lives. We will do so by reducing risk factors and promoting protective factors in our community, our schools, our families, and our youth.

Our Vision

WMPN aspires to…

  • Create an atmosphere that fosters esteemed and valued youth.

  • Inspire a positive view of the future for youth and families.

  • Provide quality comprehensive health education for all youth and families.

  • Build inclusive community partnerships to build assets.

  • Develop a professional workforce to provide a continuum of care.

Our Operating Principles

As WMPN strives to fulfill its mission and vision, its team members will operate according to the following principles.  They will…

  • Do business in a purposeful and focused manner. 

  •  Work as a team.

  • Bring individual commitment to the mission.

  • Support one another.

  • Communicate openly in an honest and empathetic manner.

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