For 15 years, the Champions of Health awards program has honored those working to positively change the health status of Oklahomans through unique and innovative programs. Nominations are now open for the 2018 Champions of Health awards, and individuals, groups and organizations are encouraged to apply at http://championsofhealth.org/nominations.html through May 25.

There is no cost to submit a nomination. Winners and finalists will be recognized at the Champions of Health gala on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Nonprofit winners will receive a $5,000 contribution toward their organization or program. Winners from each award category will be considered for the highest honor, the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health, which includes a $15,000 contribution to the organization or program. Award categories include:

Champion of Children’s Health

Champion of Senior Health

Champion of the Uninsured

Community Health Champion

Corporate Health Champion