For Release: August 24, 2016 – Corey Robertson, Office of Communications – (405) 271-5601
Six Community Health Champion Awards will be presented during the annual Oklahoma Turning Point Conference and Policy Day hosted by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council (OTPC). The conference will take place August 31-September 1 at the National Center for Employee Development (NCED), Marriott Conference Center (2801 E. State Hwy 9 in Norman).
The OTPC Community Health Champion Awards will be presented during the conference, recognizing these leaders for their tireless efforts within their communities.
The recipients of the Community Health Champion Awards for 2016:
Public Health Innovator Award: Representative Doug Cox
Behavioral Health: Panhandle Counseling and Health Center – Texas County Coalition
Children’s Health: Will Rogers Park Project – Rogers County Coalition and Healthy Community Partnership
Obesity: Boots and Badges – Okmulgee County Wellness Coalition
Tobacco: OSU Tobacco Prevention Project – Oklahoma State University and Payne County Live Well Coalition
Other: Underage Drinking and Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs Prevention
Program – Lawton Ft. Sill Community Coalition (LFSCC)
The conference theme, Synergy 2016, will showcase best practices for highly effective community coalitions, strategic partnerships, and relationship building. In addition practical tips and tools will be provided to help catalyze and sustain health improvement efforts in local communities.