This year's winners in the categories of Champion of the Uninsured, Champion of Children's Health, Community Health Champion and Champion of Senior Health will receive a $5,000 donation to their organization. The Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health award winner will receive a $15,000 donation to their organization.
1. Champion of the Uninsured
This award honors the efforts of a person, program or group that has improved the health of people that are uninsured. It can also honor a program that has worked to lower the number of uninsured people in Oklahoma.
2. Champion of Children's Health
Initiated by The Oklahoma Caring Foundation , this award honors a person, program or group for their work to improve the health of Oklahoma children and teens, mainly at-risk and underserved populations, through education, advocacy and/or health care services.
3. Community Health Champion
This award honors a person, program or group with innovative ideas and good measurable results in the health of a specific community group.
4. Champion of Senior Health
This award honors a person, program or group for great success in meeting the health care needs of Oklahoma seniors. It can also honor an older Oklahoman with a healthy lifestyle and community focus, serving as a role model for other seniors.
5. Corporate Health Champion
This award honors a group that cares about the health of their workers and offers medical programs for harm caused to their workers during the workday or as a result of the setting at work. This category has two divisions:
Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health.
All entries will be considered for the top honor, the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health award. This award honors a person, program or group that has made a major and lasting contribution to the changing of statewide health. Given to the person or group with the most unique and effective approach to improve Oklahoma health.