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    This post is updated weekly. To find additional OPEN opportunities, which may have tight deadlines, or to see past announcements, visit the Job Announcements thread in the Forum [members only].

    • NEW! Wellness Coordinator I: The Woodward County Health Department currently has an opening for a part-time position. Positions in this job are assigned duties for oversight of Healthy Living Grants for Tobacco Control, Nutrition and Fitness, and other Wellness Program events, activities, and community/county partnerships.  These positions mobilize, recruit, and coordinate the activities of coalition members and serve as the community/county resource for wellness initiatives. Filing Deadline: July 3rd, 2018. For more information and how to apply, click here.
    • NEW! Health Improvement Initiative Specialist: The Oklahoma Hospital Association is seeking to fill two full-time positions for Health Improvement Initiative Specialist, with approximate starting date of July 1, 2018. Position 1 will coordinate activities of the OHA Hospitals Helping Patients Quit. The Specialist will identify and assist hospitals and health systems in developing and implementing sustainable, evidence-based, system changes to develop and implement a comprehensive, evidence-based tobacco-free campus plan, patient tobacco treatment, and employee tobacco treatment and benefit improvements. In addition to the activities of Position 1, Position 2 involves coordinating activities of WorkHealthy Hospitals. Focusing on small and mid-sized, rural hospitals and clinics, this Specialist will identify and assist hospitals in developing and implementing sustainable, system changes in effective strategies to assist hospitals to promote and improve worksite health improvement and employee wellbeing through policy development and culture change. For comprehensive descriptions of each position, click here: Position 1, Position 2. If you are interested and meet the qualifications for either position, please email your resume and cover letter to recruit@okoha.com, indicating which position you are applying for.

    If you know of an open job opportunity that may be of interest to the OK In the Know community, tell us about it! Post a comment below, add it to the Job Announcements thread in the Forum [members only] or contact us.

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      This post is updated weekly. To find additional OPEN opportunities, which may have tight deadlines, or to see past funding announcements, visit the Funding Opportunities thread in the Forum [members only].

      • NEW! PeopleforBikes Community Grant Program: Supporting projects that leverage federal funding and build momentum for bicycling in communities across the U.S., including bike paths and rail trails, mountain bike trails, bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives. Applications are accepted from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. Deadline: October 19, 2018. Read more about grant guidelines and access the on-line application
      • Coming Soon! A TSET incentive grant program for communities, school districts and schools will begin soon. Information on the new incentive grant will be available on the TSET website when the grant category opens in July. Evaluation of the previous TSET incentive grant program showed incentive grants were awarded in all state regions and that 80% of successful applicants were from rural or small communities. Incentive grants were awarded to 68 communities; 56 school districts and 97 schools between 2012 and 2017. Sign up to receive additional information here. 
      • CDC’s REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) Grant: Funding will support recipients that have a history of successfully working with an established community coalition to address issues relating to health or other disparities. Select strategies that address the health disparities in the community based on results from a community health needs assessment process. Have organizational capacity to effectively, efficiently, and immediately implement locally tailored evidence- and practice-based strategies. Deadline: July 16, 2018. Click for funding details and important dates.
      • Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom Grants: Oklahoma is a priority state for this funding opportunity, which provides funding and technical assistance to help public schools implement breakfast in the classroom. Funds are available for districts with 70% or over Free & Reduced lunch or those participating in Community Eligibility to increase breakfast participation. Deadline: Rolling. Click for funding details.

      If you know of an open funding opportunity that may be of interest to the OK In the Know community, tell us about it! Post a comment below, add it to the Funding Opportunities thread in the Forum [members only] or contact us.

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        The Oklahoma Turning Point Council is now accepting applications for the 2018 Neil Hann Award and Community Champion Award Program.

        • Neil Hann Award honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to protecting and promoting health in Oklahoma beyond his or her normal work duties.  The award recipient is selected based on demonstrated achievement in leadership, innovation, creativity and inspiring collaboration.
        • Community Champion Award Program recognizes the service and dedication of partnerships that make our communities better through initiatives that contribute to health improvement and quality of life. Award categories include: tobacco, obesity, children’s health, behavioral health and other.

        The deadline for submission (electronic) is Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 5 PM.

        2018 awardees will be recognized in several ways, including at a special awards luncheon during the 21st Annual Turning Point Conference on August 30, 2018 at Moore Norman Technology Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

        Learn more

        >> Click here for more details and submission instructions to nominate a coalition, organization or strategic partnership for the 2018 OTPC Community Champion Award or Neil Hann Award.

        For more information about the awards, visit the Oklahoma Turning Point Council’s website or email okturningpointcouncil@yahoo.com.

        Get inspired

        The partnerships and successes of some of the Community Champion awardees recognized in past years have been featured in video highlights and stories in the Oklahoma Spotlight section of this site. >> Read more.

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        Looking to improve the health in your community? Regardless of what type of community you work in or whether you hold a formal role, OK In the Know has loads of resources for you to use to change the health of Oklahoma’s communities.

        The following tools were developed for the Healthy Living Program, but may be of use to other partners.

        Sector Resources

        Check out these resources on how to take action in your specific area of interest.


        The following maps and supplemental data are compiled by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), to show county-level data on health risk factors related to tobacco use and obesity (e.g. prevalence of smoking, physical inactivity, food deserts, etc.).

        Health Communications

        A wide variety of signage templates to promote healthy options:

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