One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to talking about and implementing health policies. General information about various topics is listed below as a starting point for local wellness initiatives. Among these resources you can find: what a policy is; health facts about tobacco, nutrition, and physical activity in Oklahoma; and a toolkit for worksite smoking cessation.
Looking for resources to improve health for people employed by cities and government agencies? Below, you will find resources about active transportation, tobacco-free local government properties, and healthy food retail policies.
The Cherokee County Health Services Council, TSET Healthy Living Program serving Cherokee County and local Student Wellness Action Teams (SWAT) hosted a “Billions of Butts” Kick Butts Day cleanup event on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 to clean up the Tahlequah Anthis-Brennan Sports Complex.
The Oklahoma Turning Point Council (OTPC) is pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for the Neil Hann Award and the Community Health Champion Award.
A new online leadership training series is now available to all OK In The Know members, with new installments posted monthly.
Meet Sarah Keeth! Sarah is a Regional Prevention Coordinator (RPC) at Red Rock Behavioral Health Services in RPC Region 13 (Canadian & Grady Counties) where she conducts monthly compliance checks, trains businesses how to be safe in selling alcohol, and helps educators and schools see trends in youth substance use.
She also volunteers as a member of the OK In the Know Community Council!
For far too long, discriminatory laws and policies have prevented people from living healthy lives.
Everyone deserves good jobs and schools, healthy food, safe neighborhoods, quality health care, and affordable housing. But some folks are excluded from accessing these basic needs because of unfair policies that create barriers to health in underserved communities. Changing existing laws and policies is the most effective method for undoing the harms of discriminatory policies and advancing health equity across America.
ChangeLab Solutions is proud to announce A Blueprint for Changemakers: Achieving Health Equity Through Law & Policy. This new resource presents legal strategies and best practices to help policymakers, practitioners, and communities improve health outcomes.
The Blueprint outlines ways to leverage the unique power and efficacy of local policy solutions, incorporate health in all policies, and engage diverse community members in the policy process. At its core, the Blueprint focuses on comprehensive strategies to address the fundamental drivers of health inequities.
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During the first week of April, communities across the US observe National Public Health Week to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health.
Meet Heidi Johnson! Heidi is a Regional Prevention Coordinator at Red Rock Behavioral Health Services in RPC Region 12 where she conducts weekly compliance checks and trains businesses how to be safe in selling alcohol. She also volunteers as a member of the OK In the Know Community Council!