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Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs

The Certified Healthy Oklahoma Business Program began in 2003 as a way to recognize businesses that were working to improve employee health. Healthy businesses contribute to creating a healthier Oklahoma. Businesses that have become certified know that creating a healthier workplace is important to productivity, morale, and employee health.  Since the program started, more than 1,000 Oklahoma businesses have become certified. In fact, the Certified Healthy Business Program was so successful that the Certified Healthy Restaurant award program was started in 2009.

In 2010, House Bill 2774 created the Certified Healthy Schools and Communities Act. These are two new voluntary certification programs recognizing communities and schools that promote wellness, encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors and establish safe and supportive environments.  Following these certification programs, the Oklahoma Turning Point Council was approached to offer a College Campus certification in 2011. This certification program is available to all Oklahoma colleges and Career Technology Centers.

In 2014 two new programs were recognized.  The Certified Healthy Early Care and Education Program was created in 2014 to recognize early childhood programs that are working to make health a priority for children, families, and staff by providing wellness opportunities and implementing policies that lead to healthier lifestyles.  The Certified Healthy Congregation was also created in 2014 to recognize communities of all faiths that are working to improve the health of their members and/or attendees and staff by providing wellness opportunities and implementing policies that lead to healthier lifestyles.

All certification programs have three award levels: basic, merit and excellence. Each certification program follows strict criteria.  For more information on the program and how to apply please go to the Certified Healthy Oklahoma website.  Online applications are available August through November of each year. 

For a summary of the 2018 CHO statistics please see this link. We have spotlighted the organizations for Custer County as of December 2018.  For a complete list of winners, please click on the appropriate section below:

Certified Healthy Oklahoma Business Program

Custer County Health Department
Integris Westview Family Care
City of Weatherford

Certified Healthy Campuses Program

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Certified Healthy Communities Program

City of Weatherford

Certified Healthy Oklahoma Congregation Program

Certified Healthy Oklahoma Early Care and Education Program

EBC Child Care
Clinton Child Care Center

Certified Healthy Oklahoma Restaurants Program

Certified Healthy Oklahoma Schools Program 

 

Certified Healthy Oklahoma By The Numbers

 

 

 

 

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