Certified Healthy status awarded to 36 county businesses, organizations

The Rogers County Health Department is proud to announce that 36 local entities have been awarded Certified Healthy status for 2018. Certified Healthy Oklahoma is a free statewide certification that recognizes entities going above and beyond to make health and wellness a priority for all. The program is open to businesses, campuses, communities, congregations, early childhood programs, restaurants, and schools.

A crucial factor in 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 wide variety of entities which encourage health-focused behaviors and policies.

These certifications provide opportunities for Rogers County to create environments which support health policies and individual health decisions which ultimately improve Oklahoma’s health outcomes,” said Regional Administrator, Larry Bergner. “We applaud all Certified Healthy Oklahoma recipients for making the healthy choice the easy choice, and for helping to create a culture of wellness in their communities.”

“Many of our local entities improved their award levels this year which encourages our team members as we work to bring more and more awareness to the Certified Healthy Oklahoma process,” said Alyson Short, Healthy Living Program Lead Project Director.

Certifications are awarded at the Basic, Merit and Excellence levels, depending on the number of criteria fulfilled. The following entities received recognition by the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program, sorted by program area and certification level:

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Certified Healthy Business

Excellence

• City of Claremore

• Melton Truck Lines

• Rogers County Health Department

• Tommy Dyer Real Estate

Merit

• CIEDA

• Ghost Hollow Children’s Foundation

• Hillcrest Hospital Claremore

• Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce

• Rogers County Department of Human Services

• Rogers County Volunteers for Youth

• Inola City Hall

• City of Tulsa – Rogers

County Port Authority

MoreClaremore.com

• Peoples Family Counseling

Certified Healthy Campus

Merit

• Rogers State University

Certified Healthy Community

Excellence

• Town of Inola

Merit

• City of Claremore

• Town of Oologah

Certified Healthy Congregation

Excellence

• Destiny Life Church

Merit

• First United Methodist Church

• Rehoboth Baptist Church

• Oologah United Methodist Church

• Vessel Church

Basic

• First Baptist Church

• Foyil 1st Assembly of God

• North Park Trinity Baptist Church

Certified Healthy Early Childhood Program

Excellence

• Growing Tree Learning Center

• Homespun Early Learning Center

Merit

• Claremore Children’s Center

• Pam Cunningham Child Care Home

Basic

• Mustard Seed Christian School

Certified Healthy School

Excellence

• Foyil Elementary

• Foyil High School

• Foyil Junior High

• Oologah Lower Elementary

Merit

• Pamela Hodson Elementary

All award winners will be acknowledged at a ceremony and luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Norman on March 7, 2019.

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 who are helping to shape a healthier future for Oklahoma.

The application process for 2019 opens Aug. 1. More information including criteria details and the application can be found at www.certifiedhealthyok.com For local information on Certified Healthy Oklahoma, please contact Volunteers for Youth at 918-343-2530 or the Rogers County Health Department.