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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

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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“Synar Compliance: E-Cigarette & T21 Laws (2017)” is a factsheet available from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium at the Public Health Law Center. As more states are beginning to restrict youth access to e-cigarettes and raising the minimum age of tobacco purchase, the factsheet aims to provide states with guidance on how these new laws interact with Synar inspections and enforcement.

>>Click here to view the factsheet.

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A recording is available from a NACCHO webinar on low-cost tobacco cessation strategies in local health departments. The webinar provides an overview of CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers campaign and information on how to access free campaign materials for use at the local-level. Two local health departments also present on their collaboration with healthcare providers to integrate the Tips from Former Smokers campaign into clinical settings.

>>Click here to view the webinar recording.

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The Certified Healthy Oklahoma webinar recording detailing updates to the 2017 program is now available! The webinar discusses changes to the 2017 application, and provides tools to help facilitate growth for current applications.

>>Watch the webinar recording from June 21.

Want to stay ‘in the know’ on the latest from Certified Healthy Oklahoma? Join the Certified Healthy Oklahoma group.

You can also find more information on the 2016 program here. Coming soon: 2017 guidelines, application information & resources!

Find out who to contact to get involved in health and wellness initiatives in your community! This page is not an exhaustive list, but provides contact information for some key Oklahoma public health contacts at the local and regional levels. Contact lists last reviewed: November 2016.
Healthy Living Program (HLP) grantees
The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust’s (TSET) Healthy Living Program consists of grants to 50 organizations working in 63 counties to prevent and reduce tobacco use and obesity, the primary causes of Oklahoma’s top killers – cancer and cardiovascular disease.
>>Click here to find a local contact person for each organization funded under the HLP.
Regional Prevention Coordinator (RPC) Network
The primary goal of the Regional Prevention Coordinators (RPCs) is to provide regional prevention services by engaging community members, local organizations, public agencies, youth and the media to change community conditions that contribute to alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) related problems.
>>Click here for an RPC Network map and contact information for each of the RPCs. More resources related to this program are available from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) website.
OSDH Office of Partner Engagement Partnership Consultants
Oklahoma State Department of Health Office of Partner Engagement Partnership Consultants (formerly known as Turning Point Consultants) work closely with local coalitions and community partners to strengthen broad community support and participation in public health priority setting and action.
>>Click here for a map of the consultants and their districts. (Updated 6/19/17)

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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 6/19/17)

Office of Partner Engagement Partnership Consultant Districts MAPP Process CHAs and CHIPs (Updated 6/19/17)

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

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May is Mental Health Month, and National Prevention Week is May 14-20, 2017.

Sponsored by SAMHSA, National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues.

>>Find more resources for National Prevention Week here.

Help spread the word through awareness, support and advocacy activities by showing you’re #IntoMentalHealth. >> Click here for resources from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), or find toolkits for individuals and organizations from Mental Health America.

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