Rogers County is proud to announce that 15 local entities have been awarded Certified Healthy status for 2015. Certified Healthy Oklahoma is a free statewide certification that recognizes entities going above and beyond to make health and wellness a priority for all. The program is open to businesses, campuses, communities, congregations, early childhood programs, restaurants, and schools.
A crucial factor to improving the health of Oklahomans is providing a variety of opportunities for residents to make healthier choices where they live, work, learn, play, and pray. Certified Healthy Oklahoma meets this challenge by recognizing a wide variety of entities that encourage health-focused behaviors and policies.
“These certifications provide opportunities for Rogers County to create environments that support health policies and individual health decisions that ultimately will improve Oklahoma’s health outcomes. We applaud all Certified Healthy Oklahoma recipients for making the healthy choice the easy choice and for helping to create a culture of wellness in their communities,” stated Larry Bergner, Regional Administrator for Rogers County Health Department.
Certifications are awarded at the Basic, Merit, and Excellence levels, dependent upon number of criteria fulfilled. The following entities received recognition by the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program, sorted by program area and certification level:
Certified Healthy Business
Claremore City Hall
Inola Schools Administration
MMS-Payne Funeral Home Cremation Services
Rogers County Health Department
Melton Truck Lines
Neely Insurance & Financial Services
TS Squared Financial Services
Oklahoma Department of Human Services-Roger County
Certified Healthy Community
Merit – Town of Inola
Basic – City of Claremore
Certified Healthy Congregation
Merit – First United Methodist Church of Claremore
Basic– Cedar Point Church
All award winners will be acknowledged at a ceremony and luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Norman on March 2, 2016 and are also listed on the Oklahoma State Department of Health website.
The Certified Healthy Oklahoma program is a joint effort of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, The State Chamber, The Oklahoma Academy, Oklahoma Turning Point Council, and additional partners who are helping to shape a healthier future for Oklahoma.
The 2016 application opens on August 1st and can be found at www.certifiedhealthyok.com at that time, along with criteria details and additional information.