With the next Certified Healthy Oklahoma application period expected to open this August, now is a great time to become more familiar with the application and prepare to start or continue conversations with local organizations.
We spoke with Holly Gordon, a TSET Healthy Living Program grantee, to learn what she is doing at the local level to get more businesses, communities, schools, restaurants, campuses, early childhood programs, and congregations certified. As a Healthy Living Consultant at Gateway to Prevention and Recovery in Pottawatomie County, she can help a school, business, or nonprofit with their policies.
Interview: Starting the conversation about the Certified Healthy program
Says Holly, “The Certified Healthy application is like a checklist – many organizations are already doing things on the application that they don’t think about [as health programs or policies].” Here are her tips for supporting local organizations in applying.