Nominations open for 2018 Champions of Health Awards

Posted on: 4/25/18

Individuals, groups and organizations that are working to positively change the health status of Oklahomans through unique and innovative programs are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Champions of Health awards. Nominations will be accepted online, through May 25, and there is no cost to enter. Please help us identify eligible organizations and individuals by submitting nominations, or forwarding this information to others who might be interested.

All winners will be recognized at the Champions of Health gala on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The Champions of Health gala benefits the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing Oklahomans access to preventive health services, including children’s immunizations, via the Oklahoma Caring Vans.

The award categories include:
  • Champion of Children’s Health
  • Champion of Senior Health
  • Champion of the Uninsured
  • Community Health Champion
  • Corporate Health Champion
Nonprofit winners 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, as well as receive a $15,000 contribution.

The Champions of Health program is presented by the Office of the Secretary of Native American Affairs, 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.

Additional details and nomination requirements can be found at The website also provides information about the Champions of Health coalition partners, previous winners, gala sponsorship opportunities and further program details. 

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