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  • 2016 Nomination Period April 27-May 27
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Why Champions of Health?

Welcome to the Champions of Health website, your resource for nomination and gala information.

The Champions of Health program celebrates people and organizations that are making a positive impact on the health of our state through innovative programs.

Learn more about the 2016 Champions of Health Gala.

In 2004, Oklahoma faced a shocking grade in the State Board of Health's annual study that evaluates Oklahoma on key health indicators.

Between 1990 and 2002, Oklahoma was the only state in the United States that saw a drop in overall health. Oklahoma had taken a big step backward and its residents had become increasingly less healthy.

The Champions of Health awards were launched with the idea that Oklahoma can do better. The program recognizes those that are doing good work and those that are creating programs that can be used in other communities to change the health of even more Oklahomans. Champions of Health seeks to "move the needle" by forming partnerships to help solve Oklahoma's health issues.

Learn more about how to nominate your Champion of Health!

About the Oklahoma Caring Foundation

Proceeds from the Champions of Health Gala benefits the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc. , a 501c3 organization providing basic health care needs to Oklahoma children, with an emphasis on providing free childhood immunizations.

Learn more about the Oklahoma Caring Foundation.

Oklahoma's Health Ranking

National health rankings give insight into what is hurting the health of the people of Oklahoma. Oklahoma ranks…

  • … 45th in the nation for overall health
  • … 44th in the nation for lack of health insurance
  • … 43rd in the nation for diabetes diagnoses
  • … 41st in the nation for heart disease
  • … 36th in the nation for its immunization coverage in adolescents
  • … 18th in the nation for its immunization coverage in children
  • … 40th in the nation for percentage of adults who smoke
  • … 45th in the nation in obesity
  • … 41st in the nation for infant mortality

Source: America's Health Rankings: 2015 Report

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