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Eastern named Certified Healthy Campus for efforts to promote health and wellness

4/14/2014


Robert Walker, a health coordinator with the Oklahoma Department of Health, and Denice Daniels, coordinator of the HALT Project through KiBois Community Action Foundation, present a Certified Healthy Campus award to Dr. Stephen Glazier, vice president of Student Affairs.
WILBURTON, OK (April 14, 2014) – Eastern Oklahoma State College’s efforts to promote health and wellness have resulted in the college’s being named a Certified Healthy Campus by the Oklahoma Department of Health and the Oklahoma Turning Point Council.

The Oklahoma Certified Healthy Campus status recognizes public and private institutions of higher learning and career technology centers for their outstanding efforts and achievements in actively creating a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors. The initiative is part of the “Shape Your Future” campaign driven by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Oklahoma Turning Point Council.

To receive the Certified Healthy Campus distinction, institutions must promote wellness, encourage healthy behaviors, establish safe and supportive environments, link health promotion efforts to the learning mission of higher education, increase visibility of health promotion and create a healthier Oklahoma.

Robert Walker, a health coordinator with the Oklahoma Department of Health, and Denice Daniels, coordinator of the HALT Project through KiBois Community Action Foundation, visited Eastern during the college’s recent Wellness Week to present the award. Eastern’s Wellness Week activities included guest speakers, workshops and informational displays focused on topics such as tobacco cessation, weight management, self-defense, stress relief, heart-healthy nutrition and behavioral health.

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