ECU recently received the Certified Healthy Campus Award – excellence status – by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council. ECU’s Office of Administration was also awarded Certified Healthy Business Merit Status. Pictured are: (left to right) Holli Witherington, director of the Brandon Whitten Institute; Hannah Lightfoot, of the ECU Health Services Office; Lisa Letellier, director of Student Health Services; Margaret Glutz, assistant director of the ECU Tommy Hewett Wellness Center; Holly Christian, director of the ECU Tommy Hewett Wellness Center; Lynn Loftin, employment services director; Gabby Bohuslavicky, of the ECU Tommy Hewett Wellness Center and Dr. Jeff Williams, ECU director of athletics.

East Central University recently received the highest certification level – excellence status - for a Certified Healthy Campus by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council, it was recently announced.

ECU achieved the award based on scoring in 10 categories: alignment with the missions of higher education; socioecological-based practice; collaborative practice; cultural competency; theory and evidenced-based practice: tobacco; theory and evidence-based practice: nutrition and physical activity; theory and evidence-based practice: stress and mental health issues; theory and evidence-based practice: alcohol, drug and other addiction issues; theory of evidence-based practice: prevention and safety and continuing professional development and service.

ECU’s Office of Administration and Finance received the Certified Healthy Business Merit Status as based on scoring in nine areas: organizational supports, tobacco control, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, mental health, chronic disease prevention and management, occupational healthy and safety and health promotion.

The Certified Healthy Oklahoma Program is a free statewide certification, which showcases businesses, campuses, communities, early childhood programs, restaurants and schools that are committed to supporting healthy choices through environmental and policy change. These entities work to improve the health of Oklahomans by implementing elements, policies and programs that will help Oklahomans to eat better, move more and be tobacco free.



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