The Rogers County Health Department is proud to announce that 36 local entities have been awarded Certified Healthy status for 2018. 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 in 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 which encourage health-focused behaviors and policies.
These certifications provide opportunities for Rogers County to create environments which support health policies and individual health decisions which ultimately improve Oklahoma’s health outcomes,” said Regional Administrator, Larry Bergner. “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.”
“Many of our local entities improved their award levels this year which encourages our team members as we work to bring more and more awareness to the Certified Healthy Oklahoma process,” said Alyson Short, Healthy Living Program Lead Project Director.
Certifications are awarded at the Basic, Merit and Excellence levels, depending on the 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
City of Claremore
Melton Truck Lines
Rogers County Health Department
Tommy Dyer Real Estate
Ghost Hollow Children’s Foundation
Hillcrest Hospital Claremore
Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce
Rogers County Department of Human Services
Rogers County Volunteers for Youth
Inola City Hall
City of Tulsa – Rogers County Port Authority
Peoples Family Counseling
Certified Healthy Campus
Rogers State University
Certified Healthy Community
Town of Inola
City of Claremore
Town of Oologah
Certified Healthy Congregation
Destiny Life Church
First United Methodist Church
Rehoboth Baptist Church
Oologah United Methodist Church
First Baptist Church
Foyil 1st Assembly of God
North Park Trinity Baptist Church
Certified Healthy Early Childhood Program
Growing Tree Learning Center
Homespun Early Learning Center
Claremore Children’s Center
Pam Cunningham Child Care Home
Mustard Seed Christian School
Certified Healthy School
Foyil High School
Foyil Junior High
Oologah Lower Elementary
Pamela Hodson Elementary
All award winners will be acknowledged at a ceremony and luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Norman on March 7, 2019.
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 application process for 2019 opens Aug. 1. More information including criteria details and the application can be found at www.certifiedhealthyok.com For local information on Certified Healthy Oklahoma, please contact Volunteers for Youth at 918-343-2530 or the Rogers County Health Department.