Application period open for Certified Healthy Business program

Posted on: 9/3/14

The application process for the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program is now open. Businesses, communities, schools and places of worship that may qualify for certification are encouraged to apply for recognition in helping make Oklahoma a healthier place to live. All Oklahoma hospitals are urged to apply for this recognition as a Certified Healthy Business. Last year, 64 OHA member hospitals and systems received certification.

A crucial factor to improving the health of Oklahomans is providing a variety of opportunities for residents to make healthier choices where they live, work, learn and play. The Certified Healthy Oklahoma programs meet this challenge by recognizing communities, schools, businesses, campuses, early childhood programs, congregations and restaurants that encourage health-focused behaviors and policies.

Applications are now being accepted for the Certified Healthy Oklahoma’s seven categories of certification. Each program has three levels of certification: Basic, Merit and Excellence. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 1 for certification consideration. Award winners will be notified in December 2014 and acknowledged at an awards ceremony in Oklahoma City on Feb. 4, 2015.

The Certified Healthy Oklahoma programs are a joint effort of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, The State Chamber, The Oklahoma Academy, Oklahoma Turning Point Council, and other partners who are helping to shape a healthier future for Oklahoma. Last year, more than 1,100 applicants received certification. 

Criteria details and application information for all Certified Healthy Oklahoma programs are now available on the Certified Healthy Oklahoma website at

OHA Partners with Qualivis 

Qualivis was developed as a collaborative effort among multiple state hospital associations to meet the temporary staffing needs of member hospitals and health systems.

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