One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to talking about and implementing health policies. General information about various topics is listed below as a starting point for local wellness initiatives. Among these resources you can find: what a policy is; health facts about tobacco, nutrition, and physical activity in Oklahoma; and a toolkit for worksite smoking cessation.
For people working with community institutions and organizations, this page contains great resources about creating wellness policies in child care facilities and out-of-school time programs, as well as enacting healthy event policies at local events. Click on the links below for more information.
Looking for resources to improve health for people employed by cities and government agencies? Below, you will find resources about active transportation, tobacco-free local government properties, and healthy food retail policies.
The Rural Health Information Hub is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. Get the information you need to build, maintain, and improve services rural communities. Find information related to a specific state or topic, find case studies of what is working in rural areas, explore maps and rural data visualizations, and more.
Schools are a key environment for creating health behavior change. Enhance your work in this area with the resources below addressing school wellness policies and a sample 24/7 tobacco-free policy.
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The documents located below provide valuable resources for negotiating health policies with the business sector. Some examples include advocating for smoke-free public housing and developing a workplace wellness policy.