Eastern earns Certified Healthy Campus distinction


WILBURTON, OK (Jan. 17, 2018) – Eastern Oklahoma State College was recently distinguished as a Certified Healthy Campus for its ongoing efforts to promote the healthiness of its students, faculty, staff and visitors. This is the fourth time Eastern has achieved this status.

The Certified Healthy Campus distinction recognizes higher education institutions, public and private, and career technology centers for going “above and beyond” in making health and wellness a top priority through environmental and policy changes. The initiative was founded in 2011 and is one of seven Certified Healthy Oklahoma programs administered by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council and the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Center for the Advancement of Wellness.

The program awards three levels of campus certification based on different criteria. Eastern earned the Merit certification with promotions, policies and services including its tobacco-free environment, annual Wellness Week, Student Health Services program, discounted memberships for employees to Doc’s Gym, employee weight loss competition and contractual agreement with Main Street Drug for the low-cost 340b prescription program.

For more information on Certified Healthy Oklahoma, visit certifiedhealthyok.com or call the Center for the Advancement of Wellness at (405) 271-3619.

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