City of Lawton Named Oklahoma Excellence Certified Healthy Community for Sixth Time

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PUBLISHED 4/27/2022

The City of Lawton is now a six-time Oklahoma Excellence Certified Healthy Community due to continuous commitment to promote wellness, encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors and establish safe and supportive environments.

On April 25, the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced the awardees for Certified Healthy Oklahoma, a public health initiative launched in 2003 to recognize businesses and organizations that implement best practices and policies that support improved health and wellness.

Like all applicants, the City of Lawton received a comprehensive assessment to gauge how effectively it supports health, with a special focus on strategies that address physical activity, nutrition, tobacco use and mental health. There are three levels of certification – Excellence, Merit and Basic – and the City of Lawton received the highest of the three. Click here to see the full list of awardees.

“We are proud to once again receive the Excellence rating from Certified Healthy Oklahoma,” said Deputy City Manager Richard Rogalski. “The health and wellbeing of citizens is at the foundation of everything we do at the City of Lawton and this recognition reflects our actions as a community.”

The City of Lawton has received the Excellence rating in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. The application is overseen by the City of Lawton’s Licenses and Permits Division.

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