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Wellness is a program of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust that promotes wellness for Oklahoma residents.

Our interventions focus on nutrition, fitness, and tobacco cessation, utilizing SAMHSA's 8 Dimensions of Wellness as a guideline for total wellness.

Wellness Coaches

Wellness Coaches are individuals who are actively working on personal wellness and who are designated to collaborate with others to identify their personal strengths and goals within the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

Educational requirements include:  A behavioral health related associates degree or two years of field experience; and/or an active certification and/or license within the behavioral health field (such as PRSS, Case Management, LBHP, LPN, etc.)

For information on Chapter 17 and the Wellness Coach credential in community mental health centers, please click here.
 [Within Chapter 17, see 450: 17-5-145]

For information on Chapter 27 and the Wellness Coach credential in mental illness service programs, please click here.
[Within Chapter 27, see 450: 27-9-6]

For the Roles and Responsibilities of the Wellness Coach, please click here.

Wellness Committees

Forming a work site wellness committee helps to give organization and drive behind wellness initiatives and promotes involvement from agency employees.  New policies, changes, and procedures are more likely to be implemented and improved when each staff member is given the opportunity to provide feedback.

For a Wellness Committee Toolkit, please click here.

Tobacco Cessation

All tobacco-related material and information can be found here.


To access the Wellness dropbox, please click here.

Contact Us

Jae Jackson McConnell, Behavioral Health and Wellness Program Manager

Bayley Rhoades, Behavioral Health and Wellness Coordinator

Kendra Burkhalter, Behavioral Health and Wellness Coordinator

Last Modified on Feb 26, 2021
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