Certified Healthy: Tips for starting the conversation

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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. certified-healthy

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.

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logoInterview: 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. [Log in to read the full story!]

Sound off!

Check out these tips for getting started from Woodward County and tell us which Certified Healthy victories you are especially proud of in the Forum (login required) , or join the Certified Healthy group (login required) to receive program updates, ask questions, and discuss strategies for promoting the program.

Want to learn more about the Certified Healthy program?

Click here for Certified Healthy Oklahoma program information and fact sheets.

Click here to read Part 1 of this interview with more tips from Pottawatomie County on working toward a certification with schools and communities.


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