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For Immediate Release 

Pamela Williams 
Office of Communications 
Oklahoma State Department of Health 

Mark Mitchell 
OK.gov General Manager 
405.524.3468 Ext. 120 

Strong & Healthy Oklahoma Showcases Healthy Programs at http://HealthyPrograms.OK.gov

Search for Programs and Resources Available in your Community

OKLAHOMA CITY – March 4, 2011 – In 2010, Strong & Healthy Oklahoma, a division of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), conducted a 12-question survey to capture current physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco programs/resources across the state. The collected information is now available online through an Online Resource Inventory at http://HealthyPrograms.OK.gov.

“The information provided in this resource inventory will help the public find health programs in their community,” said Landon Norton, OSDH Nutrition Coordinator. “The information provided in this resource inventory will provide creative ways for individuals and local communities to join in the effort to make Oklahomans healthier. Also, it will support the goals of the Strong & Healthy Oklahoma, the Get Fit Eat Smart OK State Plan, and the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan, which are designed as guides to encourage healthy behavior changes,” Norton said.

The public and interested health partners may search for programs and resources available in the community or look for program examples through the Online Resource Inventory. Types of programs include, but are not limited to, school, afterschool, or childcare-based programs, worksite-based wellness programs, community-based programs focusing on physical activity and/or nutrition.

Strong & Healthy Oklahoma will continually update the program database as new information becomes available to ensure the best possible representation of health programs in the state of Oklahoma. Those interested in adding their program to the Online Resource Inventory may do so by filling out the survey available at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SHOresourceinventory

The Online Resource Inventory is a product of a partnership between Strong & Healthy Oklahoma and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s Official website.

About Strong and Healthy Oklahoma
Strong & Healthy Oklahoma is a statewide effort to improve the health of all Oklahomans by sharing quick and simple ways to make healthy choices everyday where we live, work, and learn. Learn more at http://strongandhealthy.ok.gov. For information about the Strong and Healthy Oklahoma effort and the GetFit Eat Smart OK physical activity and nutrition state plan, contact: OSDH Nutrition Coordinator Landon Norton at 405.271.9444, ext. 57140 or email LandonN@health.ok.gov.

About OK.gov
OK.gov is the official website of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of State Finance (OSF) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities web-enable their information services. OSF is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

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