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Time is Running Out! Nominate Your Champion of Health Today!

May. 20, 2016

Tulsa, OK — Nominations for the 13th annual Champions of Health awards are only open until Friday, May 27. Don't miss the opportunity to nominate a deserving company, organization or individual in our community, who is making a positive impact on the health of Oklahomans.

All winners will be recognized at the Champions of Health gala on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The Champions of Health gala benefits the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides Oklahoma children with immunizations at no charge.

The award categories include:

  • Champion of Children's Health
  • Champion of Senior Health
  • Champion of the Uninsured
  • Community Health Champion
  • Corporate Health Champion

Nonprofit winners in select categories will receive a $5,000 contribution toward their organization or program, and will be considered for the highest honor, the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health, as well as receive a $15,000 contribution.

Please help us identify eligible organizations and individuals by submitting nominations or forwarding this information to others who might be interested.

Nominations can be mailed or submitted online through May 27 and there is no charge to enter. Nomination forms and additional details and requirements can be found on the Champions of Health website. The website also provides information about the Champions of Health coalition partners, previous winners, gala sponsorship opportunities and additional program details.

The Champions of Health program is presented by the Office of the Secretary of State and Native American Affairs, 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 in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma.

For more information about the Champions of Health program and to view video highlights from last year's gala, visit

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