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Nominations Open for 2019 Champions of Health Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Champions of Health Learn more about third-party links awards. These awards honor individuals and organizations that are working to improve the health of Oklahomans through unique and innovative programs. You can apply online Learn more about third-party links through May 24. There is no cost to enter. Please help us identify individuals and organizations by submitting nominations or sharing this information with others who might be interested.

All winners will be recognized at the Champions of Health gala on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa. The gala benefits the Oklahoma Caring Foundation Learn more about third-party links, a 501(c)(3) organization that gives Oklahomans access to preventive health services. This includes children’s immunizations via the Oklahoma Caring Vans.

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 will receive a $5,000 contribution toward their organization or program. They also will be considered for the highest honor, the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health, and a $15,000 contribution.

The Champions of Health program is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, in partnership with:

  • 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
  • The Oklahoma State Medical Association

Visit Champions of Health Learn more about third-party links for more details and nomination requirements. You  can also learn about the Champions of Health coalition partners, previous winners Learn more about third-party links , gala sponsorship Learn more about third-party links opportunities and more.