Certified Healthy Awardees Announced for Northeast Oklahoma

OSDH - April 29, 2022 6:28 am

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) today announced awardees for Certified Healthy Oklahoma, a public health initiative launched in 2003 to recognize businesses and organizations that implement best practices and policies that support improved health and wellness.

Certified Healthy Oklahoma – a collaborative effort of OSDH, The Oklahoma Academy, Oklahoma Turning Point Council and the State Chamber of Oklahoma – offers certifications in seven categories: Business, Campus, Community, Congregation, Early Childhood Program and School.

More than 1,300 Certified Healthy Oklahoma applications were received statewide for 2021.

“Organizations and individuals that earn Certified Healthy Oklahoma certification at any level should be very proud of the accomplishment, and deserve to be celebrated for their efforts as a leader in Oklahoma health,” Interim Commissioner of Health Keith Reed said. “These champions of health are helping pave the way to an elevated quality of life for all Oklahomans.”

Applicants received a comprehensive assessment to gauge how effectively they are supporting health, with a special focus on strategies that address physical activity, nutrition, tobacco use and mental health. There are three levels of certification: Excellence, Merit and Basic.

Click here to view the full statewide list of 2021 Certified Healthy Oklahoma awardees.

Certified Healthy Oklahoma awardees for OSDH District 3 (Creek, Kay, Lincoln, Noble, Osage, Pawnee and Payne Counties) in northeast/central Oklahoma include:

Creek County

Business

Excellence

CREOKS Health Services – Sapulpa

Merit

Creek County Health Department

Youth Services of Creek County

Basic

Bristow Public Schools

Early Childhood Program

Excellence

Sapulpa Head Start 0-5

Merit

Little People Place Learning Center

Mannford Little Pirates CDC

Sapulpa Early Head Start

School

Excellence

Bristow High School

Bristow Middle School

Collins Elementary School

Edison Elementary

Holmes Park Elementary

Jefferson Heights Elementary

Sapulpa Junior High School

Merit

Bradley Elementary

Lone Star School

Kay County

Business

Excellence

Dr. Chris Humble Sports and Family Chiropractic

Kay County Health Department – Blackwell

Kay County Health Department – Ponca City

Marland Children’s Home

Tonkawa Public Schools

Merit

City of Ponca City

Cookshack

Om Yoga & Wellness Center

Ponca City Main Street

United Way of Ponca City

Basic

Tonkawa Chamber of Commerce

UCAP Cimarron Public Transit System

Campus

Excellence

Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa

Merit

Pioneer Technology Center

Community

Merit

Ponca City

Early Childhood Program

Excellence

Blackwell Head Start and Early Head Start

Pioneer Technology Center Children’s Lab & Preschool

Merit

Ponca City Head Start

Basic

Layne Howard

School

Excellence

Blackwell Elementary School

E.M. Trout Elementary

Garfield Elementary

Kildare School

Liberty Elementary

Lincoln Elementary

Newkirk Elementary School

Newkirk High School

Newkirk Middle School

Ponca City East Middle School

Union Elementary School

West Middle School

Woodlands Elementary School

Merit

Tonkawa Elementary School

Tonkawa High School

Tonkawa Middle School

Lincoln County

Business

Excellence

Prague City Hall

Lincoln County Health Department

Merit

Chandler Area Chamber of Commerce

City of Stroud

Basic

Department of Human Services – Chandler

Community

Excellence

City of Prague

City of Stroud

Merit

Town of Wellston

Congregation

Excellence

First Baptist Church of Prague

Stroud First Baptist Church

School

Excellence

Prague Elementary School

Prague High School

Prague Middle School

Stroud High School

Wellston High School

Wellston Middle School

White Rock Public School

Merit

Meeker Mid-High School

Basic

Davenport Elementary School

Davenport High School

Davenport Public School

Noble County

Business

Excellence

Noble County Health Department

Osage County

Business

Excellence

Osage County Health Department

OSU Cooperative Extension- Osage County

Basic

Pawhuska Public Schools

Early Childhood Program

Merit

Hominy Head Start/Early Head Start

School

Excellence

Pawhuska Elementary

Pawnee County

Business

Excellence

Cleveland Area Hospital

Pawnee County Health Department – Cleveland

Pawnee County Health Department – Pawnee

School

Excellence

Cleveland Intermediate School

Cleveland Middle School

Cleveland Primary School

Payne County

Business

Excellence

Dayspring Community Services- Stillwater

Dayspring Community Services- Cushing

Oklahoma State University

Payne County Health Department – Cushing

Payne County Health Department – Stillwater

Payne County Youth Services

Stillwater Medical Center

Merit

Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education

Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Partners

Basic

Stillwater Public Schools

Campus

Excellence

Oklahoma State University-Stillwater

Congregation

Excellence

Saint Francis Xavier Church

Early Childhood Program

Merit

Cushing Head Start/Early Head Start

Mastering Milestones Child Development Center

St. Francis Xavier Early Childhood Development Center

Stillwater Early Head Start

Stillwater Head Start 0-5

Restaurant

Excellence

OSU – B&B Co.

OSU – Bread and Beyond

OSU – Country Barbeque

OSU – The Natural

OSU – Which Wich

OSU – Zest

School

Excellence

Cushing Lower Elementary

Cushing Middle School

Cushing Pre-Kindergarten

Highland Park Elementary

Lincoln Alternative Academy

Sangre Ridge Elementary

Stillwater High School

Stillwater Junior High School

Stillwater Middle School

Westwood Elementary

Basic

Will Rogers Elementary

“We know the environments where people live, work, learn, play and pray effect their health. Certified Healthy organizations are going above and beyond to create environments where the healthy choice is the easy choice, cultivating a culture of health,” said Julie Dearing, PhD, state programs coordinator, community analysis and linkages.

Awardees will receive formal recognition at a virtual awards ceremony on June 23.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) protects and improves public health through its system of local health services and strategies focused on preventing disease. OSDH provides technical support and guidance to 68 county health departments in Oklahoma, as well as guidance and consultation to the two independent city-county health departments in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Learn more at Oklahoma.gov/health.

 

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