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Oklahoma Champions of Health winners recognized

Organizations making a positive impact on the health of seniors in Oklahoma were honored at the 2014 Champions of Health Gala.

Since 2004, the event has honored organizations and individuals who make a difference in the health of older Oklahomans. This year's gala at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City featured keynote speakers Bob and Lee Woodruff.

Honored for their work with older Oklahoma citizens:

NewView Oklahoma was named the overall winner, the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health, the highest honor presented at the Gala. NewView Oklahoma offers comprehensive low-vision services statewide which allows seniors with vision loss the ability to continue to live safe and productive lives in their home environment.

The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma was also honored as the Champion of Senior Health for their Senior Servings Program. This program provides fresh produce, bakery items, and a pre-packed bag of shelf-stable food to seniors every two weeks.
Congratulations to all of our winners! If you'd like more information on this event or would like to enter your organization in the future, please visit championsofhealth.org.

The Champions of Health program is presented by the Office of the Governor—Native American Liaison, the Oklahoma Dental Association, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the Oklahoma Hospital Association, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, and the Oklahoma State Medical Association partnering with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma.