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Healthy Okaloosa Worksites

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  • What is Healthy Okaloosa Worksites?
  • Current Participating Worksites
  • Application Process
  • Resources and Support

The Healthy Okaloosa initiative uses consistent messaging in multiple settings to reach families where they live, learn, work and play. The Healthy Okaloosa 5210 message promotes 5 more fruits and vegetables daily, limiting recreational screen time to 2 hours, engaging in physical activity for 1 hour and cutting back on sugar sweetened beverages, preferably to 0. 

DOH-Okaloosa publicly celebrates organizations which are committed to a Healthy Okaloosa culture, where we all benefit from lower healthcare costs, healthier employees and families, and a happy, healthy lifestyle in Okaloosa County! Healthy Okaloosa Worksites recognizes organizations that meet specific worksite wellness standards, with sustainable policy and environmental strategies that support physical activity, healthy eating, breastfeeding support, and being tobacco free.

In 2019, the Healthy Okaloosa Worksite certification levels were updated. In the past, worksites were awarded a level based on their worksite's assessment answers. Now worksites will receive a level based on the activities they complete. Below are the new levels:

Silver - 1 Health Promotion Activity and 1 Policy Creation (or have a pre-existing policy)

Gold - 2 Health Promotion Activities and 1 New Policy Creation

Platinum - 3 Health Promotion Activities, 1 New Policy Creation (must be breastfeeding or tobacco-focused) OR Breastfeeding Room, and Display Health Information and Resources

Is your worksite interested in joining? Please complete the online interest survey by clicking here. Afterwards, a Healthy Okaloosa Worksites team member will contact you to set up an in-person meeting.

Please contact the Healthy Okaloosa Worksites team at HealthyOkaloosa@flhealth.gov or 850-344-0661 for more information!

Monthly Newsletters

The Healthy Okaloosa Worksite team develops an e-newsletter each month. The e-newsletter is sent to all program participants and includes information, health tips, and upcoming events. It can be forwarded to staff members and posted in public work areas. To sign up for the newsletter, email HealthyOkaloosa@flhealth.gov!

Health Observances

One way to complete health promotion activities at your worksite is by celebrating health observances! Visit the National Health Observances website to view options. Need assistance? Contact the Healthy Okaloosa Worksites team at HealthyOkaloosa@flhealth.gov!

Additional Awards

Did you know that worksites can apply for tobacco and breastfeeding support awards too? Contact the Healthy Okaloosa Worksites team at HealthyOkaloosa@flhealth.gov to start your applications.

Resource Topic Areas

Nutrition
Physical Activity
Tobacco
Injury Prevention
Breastfeeding
General Health Promotion