Champions of Health Awards Nominations Extended Through May 27

Nominations have been extended through May 27 for the 2022 Champions of Health awards. Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize those working to positively change the health status of Oklahomans through unique and innovative programs. There is no cost to submit a nomination.

Category winners receive a $5,000 contribution toward their organization or program, and the winner of the highest honor—the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health—includes a $15,000 contribution to the organization or program. Award categories include Champion of Children’s Health, Champion of Senior Health, Champion of the Uninsured and Community Health Champion. Winners will be honored at the 18th annual Champions of Health Gala on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa.

Additional details and nomination requirements can be found at The website also provides information about previous winners, event sponsorship opportunities and event details.

About Champions of Health

The annual Champions of Health Gala benefits The Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that provides Oklahoma children with immunizations at no charge. Founded in 1994, the foundation is funded by community contributions and 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, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

The Champions of Health awards program is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, in partnership with Care Providers Oklahoma, 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.