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Honor Your Health Champion Today

Nominations now open for the 2017 Champions of Health awards

Since 2004 the Champions of Health program has honored more than 150 organizations that are working to improve the health statistics in Oklahoma. 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 2017 Champions of Health awards. Nominations open today and will be accepted through May 26 either online or by mail. All winners will be recognized at the Champions of Health gala on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa.

There is no cost to submit a nomination and 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. Winners from each category will be considered for the highest honor, the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health, which includes a $15,000 contribution to the organization or program. Additional details on the categories and requirements can be found by visiting championsofhealth.org.

About Champions of Health

The Champions of Health gala benefits the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides Oklahoma children with immunizations at no charge.

The Champions of Health awards 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.

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

The Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization administered as an in kind gift by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company. These companies are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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