44 local entities awarded Certified Healthy status

44 local entities awarded Certified Healthy status

The Logan Health Department is proud to announce that 44 local entities have been awarded Certified Healthy status for 2017. 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.

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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 wide variety of entities that encourage health-focused behaviors and policies.

These certifications provide opportunities for Logan County to create environments that support health policies and individual health decisions that ultimately will improve Oklahoma’s health outcomes,” said Courtney McLemore. “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.”

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:

Certified Healthy Business

Excellence- City of Crescent, City of Guthrie, Coyle Public Schools, Crescent Public Schools, Langston University, Logan County Health Department, Mercy Clinic- Crescent, Mercy Hospital Logan County, OHC Supply, Red Rock Consulting, LLC

Merit- Guthrie Chamber of Commerce, Guthrie Public Schools, Guthrie YMCA, Logan Community Services

Basic- Custom Dental of Guthrie, Family and Children’s Consultant, Logan County Aging, Town of Coyle, Town of Langston City

Certified Healthy Campus

Excellence – Langston University

Certified Healthy Community

Excellence- City of Crescent, City of Guthrie

Merit –Town of Coyle, Town of Langston City,  Town of Mulhall

Certified Healthy Congregation

Excellence- First Christian Church- Guthrie

Merit- CrossPointe Assesmbly of God, First Baptist Church Guthrie

Basic- Community Church, First Baptist Church of Mulhall

Certified Healthy Early Childhood Program

Excellence- Langston University Early Childhood Lab

Merit- Guthrie UMCA Before and After School/Kids in Action, Kiddie Kollege, Mack’s 512 Academy

Certified Healthy School

Excellence- Coyle Elementary School, Coyle High School, Crescent Elementary, Crescent High School, Crescent Middle School, Central Elementary School, Cotteral Elementary School, Fogarty Elementary School, Guthrie High School, Guthrie Junior High School, Guthrie Upper Elementary School

All award winners were acknowledged at a ceremony and breakfast at the Cox Convention Center on March 1 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 who are helping to shape a healthier future for Oklahoma.

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