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Fill in the Blank News Release for County Health Departments and/ or

Local Turning Point Partnerships Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Awards

 

For Release:   ______,  2011
Contact:         (Administrator or Partnership Spokesperson)
                        (____ County Health Department or ____ Turning Point)
                        (Telephone #)
 

Area Businesses Win “Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business” Recognition

The _______ County Health Department and ________ (name of community partnership) announced that ___organizations and businesses in the county have been selected winners of the 2010 Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Awards of Excellence. In addition, ____ county businesses received Awards of Merit, and ____ received Certificates of Recognition for providing health and wellness opportunities and working to improve the health status of _____ County residents.

Area organizations and businesses receiving the Awards of Excellence were: ___________ (add the name of the company and city here) __________________________________________.

Area organizations and businesses receiving Awards of Merit were:  ___________ (add the name of the company and city here) ____________________________________________. 

Area organizations and businesses receiving Certificates of Recognition were: ____________ (add the name of the company and city here) ________________________________.

 “The _______ County Health Department and ________ (name of community partnership) would like to congratulate all of the award winners. We hope other businesses and organizations will be encouraged to participate in this program and compete for awards next year,” said _______ County Health Department Administrator (or partnership chair) __________.  “By working together, we can all have a positive impact on helping to improve the health of Oklahomans at home, in the community and on the job,” ____ said.

The three award categories are: Certificates of Excellence, Certificates of Merit and Certificate Awards. Those categories are then broken down into groups by size as follows: small workplaces of 1-25 employees, medium workplaces of 26-100 employees, large workplaces of 101- 999 employees, and corporate workplaces of 1,000 or more employees. Employer types are grouped as education, restaurants, not-for-profit, and for-profit.

To be certified, businesses must meet specific criteria, including providing employee health screenings, workplace health and nutrition education, opportunities for physical exercise activities, management support for healthy workplace environments, tobacco use prevention activities, and sharing wellness activities within their respective communities.

To learn more about the Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business program, visit the Oklahoma Turning Point Council Web site at www.okturningpoint.org.  The Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business program is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Academy, The State Chamber, and Oklahoma Turning Point Council.

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NOTE:  (County Health Administrator and/or Local Turning Point partner, please follow this link to download a list to insert the winners located in your area, city or county to complete this news release.)

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