Nominations Open for Champions of Health Awards

Posted on 05/08/2018

 Champions of Health

Individuals, groups and organizations that are working to positively change the health status of Oklahomans through unique and innovative programs are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Champions of Health awards. Nominations will be accepted online through May 25, and there is no cost to enter. 

All winners will be recognized at the Champions of Health gala on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The Champions of Health gala benefits the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing Oklahomans access to preventive health services, including 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 and will be considered for the highest honor, the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health, as well as receive a $15,000 contribution.

Additional details and nomination requirements can be found at The website also provides information about the Champions of Health coalition partners, previous winners, gala sponsorship opportunities and further program details. 

The Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization administered as an in-kind gift by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company. These companies are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.