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 Oklahoma Caring Foundation

Why Champions of Health?

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

For more than 20 years, the Champions of Health program has celebrated people and organizations that are making a positive impact on the health of our state through innovative programs.

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 spotlight organizations working to improve health outcomes and health equity across the state. 

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.

Champions of Health is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

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
  • 49th in the nation for lack of health insurance
  • 41st in the nation for diabetes diagnoses
  • 45th in the nation for immunization coverage in children
  • 37th in the nation for percentage of adults who smoke
  • 46th in the nation in obesity

Source: America’s Health Rankings: 2022 Report