2016 Champions of Health nominations open

Posted on: 5/4/16

      
Individuals, groups and organizations that are changing the health of Oklahomans through innovative programming are encouraged to apply for the 2016 Champions of Health awards. Since 2004, the awards program has honored more than 150 organizations, projects and programs that are working to reverse the negative health statistics in the state.

All winners will be recognized at the Champions of Health gala on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City.

Nominations for the 2016 awards will be accepted through May 27. Nominations can be submitted online or by mail. There is no cost to enter. Details and requirements for nominations can be found at championsofhealth.org.

Nonprofit winners in select categories will receive a $5,000 contribution toward their organization or program, and will be considered for the highest honor, the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health Award. This recipient will receive a $15,000 contribution.

The award categories include: Champion of Children’s Health, Champion of Senior Health, Champion of the Uninsured, Community Health Champion and Corporate Health Champion. Category description information is available at championsofhealth.org.

The Champions of Health awards program is presented by the Office of the Governor - Native American Liaison, the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians, the Oklahoma Dental Association, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the Oklahoma Hospital Association, the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, the Oklahoma Primary Care Association, the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Oklahoma State Medical Association in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma.

For more information about the Champions of Health program and to view video highlights from last year’s gala, visit championsofhealth.org.

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