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Application process opens for Cleveland County's Certified Healthy Oklahoma program

Businesses, communities, restaurants and places of worship, as well as campuses, can apply now for Certified Healthy Oklahoma certification.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 15, 2014 at 4:56 pm •  Published: August 16, 2014
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The Cleveland County Health Department has announced its application process for Certified Healthy Oklahoma programs. Applications are being accepted from businesses, communities, places of worship and educational institutions that may qualify for certification.

A crucial factor to improving the health of Oklahomans is providing opportunities for residents to make healthier choices where they live, work, learn and play, said Keith Reed, the Cleveland County Health Department’s administrative director.

“The Certified Healthy Oklahoma programs provide opportunities for Cleveland County’s businesses, restaurants, schools, communities, early childhood programs, congregations and campuses to create environments that support health policies and individual health decisions that ultimately will improve Oklahoma’s health outcomes,” Reed said.

Applications are being accepted in seven categories of certification: businesses, restaurants, schools, early childhood programs, community programs, congregations and campuses.

Each program has three levels of certification: basic, merit and excellence. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 1. Award winners will be notified in December and acknowledged at an awards ceremony Feb. 4 in Oklahoma City.

Criteria details and application information for all Certified Healthy Oklahoma programs are available at www.certifiedhealthyok.com.