Muskogee Wellness Initiative November Meeting Agenda January 20, 2012, 12:30 p.m. Muskogee Regional Medical Center Conference Room A (First Floor) 1) Welcome and Introductions 2) Discussion and approval of Nov. 18, 2011 meeting minutes 3) Review and approval of the January financial report 4) Review, discuss and take action, as appropriate, on committee reports. a. Workplace Wellness Committee Certified Healthy Designation: 36 organizations in Muskogee earned certified healthy designation, Awards banquet in Oklahoma City on March 1, possibility of group trip, media and ads promoting awards. Proposed Corporate Wellness Challenge: 12-week Spring into Health program, target 15+ organizations, track weight plus one other variable (produce consumed, minutes exercised, water intake, tobacco use), March 1 – May 24, Conducting pre-surveys to determine interest and need for incentives. b. Community Wellness Committee Annual Meeting / Mark Fenton, March 28 – 29: Proposed schedule would include an afternoon windshield tour with local advocates on March 28, and on March 29 a workplace wellness breakfast, school administrator event, public luncheon meeting, afternoon meeting with city leaders, elected officials, planning department, advocates. My Plate Cooking Demonstration: Proposed timing -- late spring, early summer, in conjunction with Muskogee Farmers’ Market River Country Water Park Family Night: Schedule in May for summer. Community Circles of Muskogee Meal: Contribute one or more healthy meals to the Community Circles of Muskogee program that works with people transitioning out of poverty. Include information on healthy eating, meal preparation and grocery shopping on a budget. c. Youth Wellness Committee PhotoVoice at Alice Robertson 5210 Outreach to Physicians / Pediatricians Healthy Heroes Campaign: Media and awareness campaign that enlists local “heroes” to help promote the 5210 to school-aged kids. Possible Collaboration with Education Foundation 5) Consider and take action on letters of support for Muskogee Parks and Recreation Department grant applications to fund the Robison Park Trail and an Honor Heights Park “Pathways for Play” project. 6) Consider and take action, if necessary, sending an MWI contingent to the CDC’s 2012 “Weight of the Nation” conference in Washington, D.C., May 7 – 9. According to the web site, the conference objectives are: • Present policy, system and environmental approaches (PSE) that show promise or demonstrated success for improving population level health per nutrition, physical activity and obesity health indicators. • Inform and engage policy makers on key obesity prevention priorities. • Learn to more effectively coordinate with media especially on defining and portraying “health” as a normative component of one’s lifestyle. • Increase the use of evaluation to develop and invest in impactful PSE approaches. 7) Update from the Muskogee County Food and Fitness Initiative – Doug Walton 8) Discussion and Consideration of Old Business: 9) Discussion and Consideration of New Business: Recruitment of interns to assist with communication outreach 10) Announcements and Upcoming Events: Next MWI committee meetings will be held Monday, January. 23 at 4 p.m. at Muskogee Public Library, Grant Foreman room on 2nd floor. The 2012 Be Active Health Show at Arrowhead Mall will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4th from 10 a.m. – 3p.m. 11) Next MWI Board Meeting: Friday, March 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Muskogee County Health Dept. 12) Adjourn In accordance with Section 311.11 of the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, this hereby gives the required 48-hour advance public notice of a Special Meeting of a Public Body.
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