Certified Healthy Oklahoma Applications to Open Oct. 18
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) will begin accepting applications for the 2021 Certified Healthy Oklahoma program on Monday, Oct. 18.
Certified Healthy Oklahoma – a collaborative effort of OSDH, The Oklahoma Academy, Oklahoma Turning Point Council and the State Chamber of Oklahoma – is a public health initiative launched in 2003 to recognize businesses and organizations that implement best practices and policies that support improved health and wellness.
“Businesses and organizations that earn Certified Healthy Oklahoma status set the bar as respected leaders in their communities by making health and wellness a top priority,” Dr. Lance Frye, Commissioner of Health said. “Public health influences so many areas in our lives, it’s important that we recognize the efforts of these leaders as Oklahoma continues to move forward in improving the health of all its citizens.”
Applications must be received by close of business on Jan. 14, 2022 to be considered. There is no cost to apply. Click here to apply.
The Certified Healthy Oklahoma program offers certifications in seven categories: Business, School, Campus, Community, Congregation, Early Childhood Program and Restaurant. There are three levels of certification: Basic, Merit and Excellence.
Applicants will receive a comprehensive assessment to gauge how effectively they are supporting health, and could qualify for additional resources to help create healthier environments. Program participants will be notified in March which certification level they were awarded, and in June will receive formal recognition at an annual awards ceremony.
More than 2,000 Oklahoma businesses and organizations applied for the program in 2020.
To learn more about Certified Health Oklahoma, or to apply, please visit certifiedhealthyok.com.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) protects and improves public health through its system of local health services and strategies focused on preventing disease. OSDH provides technical support and guidance to 68 county health departments in Oklahoma, as well as guidance and consultation to the two independent city-county health departments in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Learn more at Oklahoma.gov/health.