Healthy Okaloosa Worksites
The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) created the Healthy Okaloosa Worksites program to share health information and resources with local organizations, their employees, and their families. DOH-Okaloosa believes that the workplace is an essential element to building healthy communities. This is because employees who feel supported and encouraged by their workplace are more likely to reach their goals in adopting healthier lifestyles. Not to mention, we spend a good portion of our day at work so it can make a large impact on healthy choices. Joining the Healthy Okaloosa Worksites program is easy and has many benefits! It includes free health education resources, health toolkits, trainings, and a variety of activities on different topics like older adult health, nutrition, exercise, and more!
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.
- Current Participating Worksites
- Application Process
- Resources and Support
Boys and Girls Club - Destin
Boys and Girls Club - Fort Walton Beach
Career Source Okaloosa Walton
Certified Manufacturing, Inc.
Childcare Network #142
City of Crestview
City of Destin
City of Fort Walton Beach
City of Niceville
Embrace Family Preservation
Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County
Fort Walton Beach Development Center
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Health Origin Studios
Northwest Florida State College
Northwest Florida State College Child Development & Education Center
Okaloosa Clerk of County Court
Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners
Okaloosa County School District
Select Physical Therapy
Synovus of Crestview
The Nautilus Condominum
Twin Cities Hospital
University of West Florida Emerald Coast
Workout Anytime - Fort Walton Beach
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!
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!
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!
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.