Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Pervasive Parenting Receives Advocacy Award

From left, Terry Yarbery, Linda Calloway, and Kodey Toney, show off the Oklahoma Turning Point Community Health Champion Award the Pervasive Parenting Center received during a ceremony in Oklahoma City recently. The award recognizes the service and dedication of those that make their communities better. 

Pervasive Parenting Center, C.P.R.C. in Poteau, was recently honored with a statewide award for its work in advocacy for people with disabilities. PPC was recently awarded the Oklahoma Turning Point 2019 Community Health Campion Award. This is a statewide honor.

Director Kodey Toney was presented with the award during a recent conference on Wednesday, August 21, in Oklahoma City.

The award is sponsored by Oklahoma Turning Point which works with small communities throughout Oklahoma to help transform public health by implementing improvement initiatives. They seek input from communities to help identify priorities and create local solutions. They have worked with communities across Oklahoma to provide local innovations such as community health centers, extensive walking trails, community gardens, improved school health activities and advocacy for health improvement policies.

PPC was recognized for their work and dedication in helping families throughout the rural area of eastern Oklahoma. Among the many programs they have helped to bring to this part of the state is training for parents and professionals, Sibshops, parent support groups, conferences, autism screening, social groups, peer mentoring, tutoring, and awareness of existing resources.

The OTPC's Community Health Champion Award Program recognizes the service and dedication of those that make their communities better. The OTPC encourages nominations of initiatives, projects or events in Oklahoma that contribute to health improvement and quality of life in the community it serves through strategic partnerships and/or coalition efforts.

“This is an extreme honor to be recognized for all the hard work that our staff, board members, and families have done,” said Toney. “We continue every day to try and provide the services that we would like to see for our children. Because it is so important to us, the passion is there every day to build a better community for everyone, but especially those with disabilities. That is why it is humbling to receive this recognition. We are just doing what we love.”

KXMX News Staff

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