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The American Lung Association recently published a toolkit for state and local public health professionals that includes resources related to Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs). One of the resources specifically addresses how to include tobacco-related issues when determining a hospital’s needs.

Included on the toolkit website is information about:

  • What a CHNA is
  • Determining which hospitals in your area have conducted a CHNA, and
  • Information specific to public health professionals working with hospitals on tobacco cessation.

Most importantly, learn:

  • What a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is
  • How to make the case for tobacco in a CHNA

…and then bring the information back to your community. Remember, just because this information is targeted to hospitals, does not mean it cannot be tailored for other communities working in tobacco cessation!

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The OSDH Office of Partner Engagement, formerly the Turning Point Initiative, partners with communities across Oklahoma to work on local innovations such as community health centers, extensive walking trails, community gardens, improved school health activities and advocacy for health improvement policies.

Office of Partner Engagement Partnership Consultant Districts Community Partnerships (Updated 11/15/17)

Office of Partner Engagement Partnership Consultant Districts MAPP Process CHAs and CHIPs (Updated 11/15/17)

2017 Office of Partner Engagement Partnership List (Updated 6/19/17)

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On the third Thursday of November each year, smokers are encouraged to take the Great American Smokeout challenge to quit smoking for a day or for good.

To help those taking the Great American Smokeout (GASO) challenge, the Helpline, primarily funded by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, or TSET, is now offering a new, enhanced selection of free services. These services include free text and email support, phone and web coaching, patches, gum, lozenges and more for registered participants. Click here for information about support available from the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline.

More resources for promoting the Helpline, including a Great American Smokeout (GASO) Swiss Cheese news release, can be found under “Brand Specific Materials” on the TSET HLP Resource page (members-only; please log in to view) .

Download flyers, posters, and table tents as well as ready-to-use web and social media graphics to promote the Great American Smokeout! Tools and resources are also available from the American Cancer Society. >>Learn more!

Need inspiration for how to celebrate GASO this year? Take a look below at what went on last year.

Payne County – To celebrate GASO locally, University Health Services at OSU and the Payne County TSET Healthy Living Program partnered to put on the third annual Gobble Wobble 1-mile run. Read more.

Other TSET Healthy Living Program events held for the 2016 Great American Smokeout – Read more.

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These brochures provide a dashboard look at Certified Healthy Oklahoma programs in individual towns and cities. For more information about this initiative and other program materials, visit this page.

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2017 Certified Healthy Oklahoma application period is now closed. Congratulations and many thanks to all who have contributed to this statewide effort. We look forward to sharing the 2017 results and receiving your applications next year!

Certified Healthy Oklahoma is a voluntary and free state-wide certification available to businesses, schools, and all kinds of community organizations that want to be recognized as leaders making special efforts to promote healthy behaviors of Oklahomans.

The program is a collaborative effort between four organizations, including the Oklahoma State Department of Health. >>Learn more.

Successfully getting Certified Healthy Oklahoma status is the first step in meeting the criteria for TSET’s Healthy Communities and Healthy Schools Incentive Grant programs.  >>Learn more.

Find all resources for the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program below.

Still have questions? Post them on the Certified Healthy Oklahoma group’s page or contact Julie Dearing, @juliead.

Certified Healthy Oklahoma Applications

PDF versions – UPDATED for 2017 (8/1/17)

Certified Healthy Oklahoma Marketing Packet (CHOMP)

Certified Healthy Oklahoma Fact Sheets

UPDATED for 2017 (8/1/17)

Certified Healthy Oklahoma Powerpoints

Program Comparison Documents

Additional County-Specific Resources


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Certified Healthy Oklahoma By the Numbers – Find details about the 2,143 applicants and the programs they represent, the program criteria they have met, and applicant feedback. >> Read more.

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As part of its Tobacco Compliance Webinar Series, the FDA Center for Tobacco Products hosted a webinar to help retailers and small business manufacturers understand requirements related to cigars under the deeming regulation. Topics covered include: packaging warnings, instances when cigars are sold without packaging, and a review of the retailer’s responsibilities when packaging and advertisements are received from a manufacturer, importer, or distributor.

>>Click here to watch the webinar recording.

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