Oklahoma Spotlight

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Meet Jody Reiss! Jody serves as the Healthy Living Program Project Director within the Volunteers for Youth Agency based in Claremore, while also volunteering as a member of the OK in the Know Community Council.

Below you can learn more about Jody, and her roundabout journey to the field of public health, and how she has incorporated her passion into improving the lives of those around her. Despite never having played a sport in her life, she stays very active. Read on to find out how!

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A TSET Healthy Living Program Grantee in Oklahoma County is working to make big changes in the lives of more than 3,000 apartment dwellers. Thanks to their work, a smoke-free policy has been passed with the Manhattan Management Company, which means that nearly 1,300 apartment units will become completely smoke-free.

Read on for the full scoop from Lauran Larson, Business Coordinator at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, on the behind-the-scenes legwork and persistence it has taken to make this happen!

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The Canadian County Community Garden is an award-winning “labor of love” that brings together community businesses, volunteers, and partners, including the Canadian County Technology Center and its students. Read on to see the initiative in action promoting better nutrition while also feeding those in need.

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Kingfisher County’s Fourth Friday in the Park event received a 2017 Turning Point Community Champion Award. Congratulations to all involved in this collaboration! The Turning Point Community Champion Award Program recognizes initiatives, projects or events in Oklahoma that contribute to health improvement and quality of life in the community it serves through strategic partnerships and/or coalition efforts. Read on for details about how this event was developed and the many partners involved in making it a success.

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Ever wonder who else is working on health and wellness initiatives in your area, or who you could reach out to for partnering on...
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