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TCWP Promotes Workplace Wellness Through Second Annual 'Healthy Executive' Challenge

TCWP Promotes Workplace Wellness Through Second Annual 'Healthy Executive' Challenge

TULSA, OK - [February 25, 2015] –  The Tulsa County Wellness Partnership recently kicked off the second annual Healthy Executive 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 March 31 at 5 p.m.

 “A healthy employee is not only valuable to their family and community, but to the company’s bottom line,” said Michelle Griffith, Tulsa Area Wellness Forum chairperson. “The Healthy Executive program honors those leaders who lead by example to incorporate health and wellness in all things.”

Individuals chosen as a Healthy Executive will be notified be featured in a full page ad in the June issue of TulsaPeople Magazine and recognized during a luncheon at the Make It Your Business conference on May 28. Visit www.tulsa-health.org/healthyexecutive to submit a nomination and view official rules.

“Wellness is about doing something for your employees, not purely for productivity or financial motives. The return on investment for worksite wellness is not only clear in the literature but also as evidenced in organizations’ decreased health care costs, decreased employee turnover and absenteeism, and worker compensation costs,” said Tulsa Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart.

Winners of the inaugural Healthy Executive challenge included Dave Crowell, vice president of finance at Enovation Controls; Mark A. Gray, executive director for Inverness Village; and Bob Peterson, president of Melton Truck Lines.

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


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.   

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.

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