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Altus earns 2nd Oklahoma Certified Healthy Award

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The City of Altus announced it has earned the Oklahoma Certified Healthy Community and Business for the second year in a row. Certified Healthy Oklahoma is a free statewide certification that recognizes entities going above and beyond to make health and wellness a priority for all.

The program is open to businesses, campuses, communities, congregations, early childhood programs, restaurants and schools.

The City of Altus earned the Merit level of certification in both business and community categories.

Both programs are administered by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council and the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Center for the Advancement of Wellness.

The Healthy Community Program is an annual certification process recognizing Oklahoma communities for their outstanding efforts and achievements in actively creating communities that are a healthy place to live, work, learn and play. Certified Healthy Business recognizes Oklahoma businesses that promote health and wellness for their employees.

Promotion of health and wellness can be done in a variety of ways including passing policies that encourage healthy lifestyles and making facilities available for physical activities.

Assistant City Manager Matt Wojnowski said, “We hope this achievement will not only encourage us to be more aware of our overall health, but also to take steps to improve our own health and motivate others to be healthy.”

The City of Altus will be honored for the achievements at a Certified Healthy Oklahoma Event in March 2019.

Find out more about Certified Healthy Oklahoma by visiting certifiedhealthyok.com.

For any questions, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (580) 481- 2202.

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