Certified Healthy Oklahoma is a free statewide certification that recognizes entities going above and beyond to make health and wellness a priority. The program is open to businesses, campuses, communities, congregations, early childhood programs, restaurants and schools.
A crucial factor to improving the health of Oklahomans is providing a variety of opportunities for residents to make healthier choices where they live, work, learn, play and pray. Certified Healthy Oklahoma meets this challenge by recognizing a variety of entities that encourage health-focused behaviors and policies.
Certifications are awarded at the basic, merit and excellence levels, dependent upon number of criteria fulfilled. The following entities received recognition by the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program, sorted by program area and certification level:
Certified Healthy Business - Excellence:
CIEDA, Claremore City Hall, Inola Schools Administration, MMS-Payne Funeral Home Cremation Services, Rogers County Health Department, and Tails-A-Wag’n.
Certified Healthy Business - Merit:
Melton Truck Lines, Neely Insurance & Financial Services, and TS Squared Financial Services.
Certified Healthy Business - Basic:
MoreClaremore.com and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services-Roger County.
Certified Healthy Congregation - Merit:
First United Methodist Church of Claremore; Basic: Cedar Point Church.
All award winners will be acknowledged at a ceremony and luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Norman on March 2 and are also listed on the Oklahoma State Department of Health website.
The Certified Healthy Oklahoma program is a joint effort of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, The State Chamber, The Oklahoma Academy, Oklahoma Turning Point Council and additional partners helping to shape a healthier future.
The 2016 application opens on Aug. 1 and can be found at www.certifiedhealthyok.com at that time, along with criteria details and additional information.