Thursday, January 17, 2019

Cleveland County Health Department is proud to announce that 85 local entities have been awarded Certified Healthy status for 2018. 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.

A crucial factor in 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 which encourage health-focused behaviors and policies.

“These certifications provide opportunities for Cleveland County to create environments that support health policies and individual health decisions, which ultimately improve Oklahoma’s health outcomes,” said Sara Raney, program manager for the Cleveland County Healthy Living Program. “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:

Central Oklahoma Community Mental Health Center

Children's Recovery Center

Cleveland County

Cleveland County Health Department-Moore

Cleveland County Health Department-Norman

Griffin Memorial Hospital

INTEGRIS Family Care Norman

Moore Norman Technology Center

Moore Public Library

Noble Public Library

Noble Public Schools

Norman Public Library East

Norman Regional Health System

Oklahoma Sports & Orthopedics Institute

Pioneer Library Administration

Robin Hill Public School District

Southwest Oklahoma City Library

The Virtue Center

 

Merit:

City of Noble

City of Norman

Little Axe Public School

Noble Chamber of Commerce

Norman Public Library Central

Norman Public Schools

Norman West Library

Republic Bank & Trust - Downtown Norman

Republic Bank & Trust - Mortgage

Republic Bank & Trust - Noble

Republic Bank & Trust - West Norman

Republic Bank & Trust- East Norman

 

Basic:

Moore Public Schools

The Oklahoma Academy

 

Certified Healthy Campus

Excellence:

University of Oklahoma-Norman

Moore Norman Technology Center

 

Certified Healthy Community

Merit:

City of Noble

CIty of Norman

 

Certified Healthy Early Childhood Program

Excellence:

AST Building Blocks Child Development Center III

Children's Station Early Learning Center

Crossroads Baby Steps Early Head Start

Crossroads CSBI Head Start/Early Head Start

Crossroads Little Axe Head Start

Crossroads Main Street Head Start/Early Head Start

Crossroads Moore Head Start/Early Head Start

Crossroads Noble Head Start/Early Head Start

Crossroads St. Stephens Head Start

Kinderberry Academy Early Learning School

Southwood Children's Academy, LLC

 

Certified Healthy School

Excellence:

Brink Junior High

Central Junior High

Highland West Junior High

Moore West Junior High

Redbud Farm And Christian School

Winding Creek Elementary

Curtis Inge Middle School

Noble High School

Pioneer Intermediate

Alcott Middle School

Children'S Recovery Center Of Oklahoma

Cleveland Elementary School

Dimensions North

Dimensions South

Jefferson Elementary

Lincoln Elementary School

Longfellow Middle School

Madison Elementary

McKinley Elementary School

Norman - Adams Elementary

Norman - Eisenhower Elementary

Norman - Jackson Elementary

Norman - Lakeview Elementary

Norman - Monroe Elementary

Norman - Truman Elementary

Norman - Wilson Elementary

Norman High School

Norman North High School

Reagan Elementary

Roosevelt Elementary

Truman Primary

Washington Elementary School

Whittier Middle School

Robin Hill Elementary

Heritage Trails Elementary

 

Merit:

Little Axe High School

Kennedy Es

 

Basic:

Little Axe Middle School

All award winners will be acknowledged at a ceremony and luncheon on March 7 at the Embassy Suites in Norman.

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.

The application process for 2019 opens Aug. 1. More information, including criteria details and the application, can be found at www.certifiedhealthyok.com. For local information on Certified Healthy Oklahoma, please contact: Chandler Scarbrough at cscarbrough@nrh-ok.com.