Community Market of Pottawatomie County and Shawnee Forward Business Alliance recently were recognized for their efforts in supporting a healthy community.

The greatest impact on health can happen at the local level where residents live, learn, work and play, which includes the Community Market of Pottawatomie County. In collaboration with the TSET Healthy Living Program, the local nonprofit is embracing policies and practices supporting healthy choices and helping to create vibrant communities. Because of organizations such as this, Pottawatomie County is a healthier place.

Also, Shawnee Forward, in partnership with the TSET Healthy Living Program, is working to create a healthier environment to live, learn, work and play. As Oklahoma continues to rank disturbingly low in health rankings, Gateway to Prevention and Recovery Healthy Living Consultant Lisa Watson said partners like Shawnee Forward are working to reverse that trend by supporting policy and practice change that promote healthy choices for lasting change.