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TCWP Promotes Workplace Wellness through 'Healthy Executive' Challenege

TCWP Promotes Workplace Wellness through 'Healthy Executive' Challenege

Now Accepting Nominations for Senior Executives Who Lead by Example 

TULSA, OK - [May 13, 2014] –  The Tulsa County Wellness Partnership recently kicked off a new contest designed to recognize the top company executives who support their company’s worksite wellness policies and programs while maintaining their own personal commitment to health and wellness.

Individuals who hold the rank of an executive or in senior management (VP, COO, CFO) for a company in Tulsa County can be nominated as a Healthy Executive, whether that be a senior vice president who is an avid cyclist or a chief operating officer who packs a healthy lunch daily. The nomination period will close June 27 at 5 p.m.

“Healthy company leaders have the power to inspire their employees to pursue wellness,” says Rhonda Freiner, chair of TCWP’s Workplace Wellness and Policy sub-committee.  “This contest is timely because May is National Employee Wellness Month, which helps business leaders learn how companies successfully engage employees in healthy lifestyles. Companies can support employees by creating healthy cultures, improving their health and well-being while lowering healthcare costs and driving engagement.”

Individuals chosen as a Healthy Executive will be notified be featured in a full page ad in the September issue of TulsaPeople Magazine and recognized during a breakfast on September 16 at the Central Center in Centennial Park. Click here to submit a nomination and view official rules.

“You need to walk the walk when it comes to employee wellness yourself as well as securing senior leaders within the organization’s commitment and participation in it. Wellness policies and programs are about doing something good for your employees, not purely for financial motives,” said Tulsa Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart.

The Healthy Executive Challenge is also sponsored by the Tulsa Health Department, the Tulsa Area Wellness Forum and Shape Your Future.

Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust
The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) serves as a partner and bridge builder for organizations working towards shaping a healthier future for all Oklahomans. TSET provides leadership at the intersections of health by working with local coalitions and initiatives across the state, by cultivating innovative and life-changing research, and by working across public and private sectors to develop, support, implement and evaluate creative strategies to take advantage of emerging opportunities to improve the public’s health. TSET – Better Lives Through Better Health. To learn more visit www.tset.ok.gov.
 
Tulsa County Wellness Partnership
The Tulsa County Wellness Partnership is a sponsored group of the Family Health Coalition and a CX grantee of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. TCWP is dedicated to changing policy and environments in Tulsa County to make healthy nutrition and fitness the easy choice in schools, workplaces and communities. TCWP advocates for policies and projects that promote healthy eating and active living. To learn more about local events or how to work toward a healthier school, workplace or community, please contact Daphne Gaulden at 918-595-4039 or dgaulden2@tulsa-health.org.   

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