|About the Program|
The Schools for Healthy Lifestyles (SHL) program was developed in 1997 to promote and maintain healthy
lifestyles among children, families and school faculty. Participation in the program benefits not only students
but your entire school community. The founding partners of SHL are Oklahoma County Medical Society,
Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma City-County Health Department and the State Department of Health.
The program is also endorsed by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
Schools selected to enter the School for Healthy Lifestyles program focus on five key areas which are related to reducing the leading causes of poor health among Oklahoma residents. Schools follow a tiered program approach which encompasses SHL's five focus areas:
|Freshman (1st year) - $1,000 Grant – Physical Activity and Nutrition focus areas will be implemented.|
|Sophomores (2nd year) - $750 Grant – Injury Prevention and Tobacco Use Prevention will be implemented.|
|Juniors (3rd year) - $500 Grant – Oral Health Education will be implemented.|
|Seniors/Certified (4th-8th year) – Up to $500 Grant – Schools will become eligible for SHL sponsored programs such as Adopt-A-Doc, Adopt-A-Dentist, Wacky Water Wahoo, bicycle rodeos, etc.|
|Alumni (9th+ year) – Up to $500 Grant – Schools will follow a modified requirement program but will still be able to access SHL resources and participate in all activities.|
Benefit to Schools
SHL schools receive the opportunity to enhance the health knowledge of students, families, and school faculty
plus provide educational intervention in the attitudes and behavioral skills required for the adoption of healthy
lifestyles. Schools in the program also receive:
|Up to $1,000 grant award||Health and physical education curricula|
|Public recognition, certificate and school flag||Assessment materials and Fitnessgram kit|
|Intense training at the Summer Health Institute||Ongoing technical assistance and support|
|Link to community resources and presenters||Lifeline newsletters for students, faculty and staff|
|Adopt-A-Dentist partnership||Adopt-A-Doc partnership|
|How to Apply|
Your school must be a public elementary school, grades K through 5/6. (Due to public funding, private schools cannot be approved for participation.)
Prior to formally applying for the Schools for Healthy Lifestyles program, each new school must fill out a Letter of Interest. This can be done at any time by mail, fax, or online.
|Letter of Interest:|
Elementary schools, not currently participating in the SHL program, that wish to participate in the grant application process are required to complete this Letter of Interest by the deadline of January 20th.
Click Here to print the form and submit by:
|Mail:||Schools for Healthy Lifestyles
500 N. Broadway, Ste. 225
Oklahoma City, OK, 73102
Complete the Letter Below and Submit Online