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
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.
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.