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The Jackson County Community Health Action Team (JCCHAT) was established as a coalition in 2002.  JCCHAT was founded on the idea that local people working together can better identify and influence the issues affecting the health and quality of life within our community.   The coalition operates under by-laws and is comprised of 38 partnering organizations.  There are approximately 60 community members actively engaged in bettering the quality of life in Jackson County.

The mission for Jackson County Community Health Team (JCCHAT) is to “Promote strategies that will ignite a culture of healthy lifestyles.”  The vision of the coalition is “Creating a healthy county where we live, work and play.”

The coalition is comprised of 6 subcommittees that address the needs of the community.  Each subcommittee is unique with its own goals and objectives and meets monthly.  The subcommittees are:

  • Jackson County Substance Abuse

  • Jackson County Tobacco Education

  • Southwest Oklahoma Community Health Improvement Organization

  • Community Based Services

  • Nutrition and Fitness

  • Community Health


JCCHAT meets the second Wednesday of each month at noon.  The meetings are at the Jackson County Memorial Hospital second floor conference room, 1200 East Pecan in Altus, OK.

Debbie New, Chair

Accreditation Coordinator, Jackson County Health Department

Liz Moon, Vice Chair

Barbara Burleson, Treasurer

Planning Director, City of Altus

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