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January 16, 2013

Local Certified Healthy Oklahoma Annual Award Winners Announced

The Rogers County Health Department and Rogers County Coalition announced today that Rogers State University, Rogers County Health Department and City of Claremore have been selected as winners of one of the five Certified Healthy Oklahoma award programs. 

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), the Oklahoma Academy, the State Chamber of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Turning Point Council recently announced the annual award winners for the state Certified Healthy Oklahoma programs. This year, 979 applications were submitted from groups throughout the state, and 755 award winners received the "Certified Healthy" status.  

The five award programs are: Certified Healthy Businesses, Certified Healthy Restaurants, Certified Healthy Schools, Certified Healthy Campuses and Certified Healthy Communities. There are three award levels for the Certified Healthy Oklahoma programs: Basic, Merit and Excellence.

For a list of award winners statewide, visit the OSDH website at www.health.ok.gov.

Interested organizations can prepare now to become certified next year. Online applications will be available on Aug. 1, 2013. Criteria for certification can be found on the Oklahoma Turning Point Council website at www.okturningpoint.org.  

For more information, contact Rogers County Health Department at 918-341-3166.