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January 5, 2017

Director and Board President Receive Nonprofit Management Certification from the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits announced that 25 students were awarded certificates for Nonprofit Management through the Nonprofit Management Certification Program. Among the graduates were Jill Hazeldine, Director, and Suzanne Nichols, Board President, of the Public Health Institute of Oklahoma.  As a participant in this six-month professional development program, Jill and Suzanne accumulated 36 hours of Continuing Professional Education in the following content areas: Leadership Essentials, Managing Support for the Organization, Managing Budgets and Leading Meetings, Human Resources, Conflict Management and Diversity, and Coaching as Supervision. 

Marnie Taylor, President and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, says about the program, “Managing a nonprofit is a very challenging job and the Center is so pleased to be able to offer this comprehensive program that touches on the essential skills that are required.  A nonprofit leader is often expected to be ‘a jack of all trades,’ which is very challenging, and this program equips leaders to meet that expectation.  Nonprofits are businesses and nonprofit professionals need to have good, sound business management skills in order to move their organizations forward.  Our Nonprofit Management Certification Program allows even experienced nonprofit professionals the opportunity to learn and practice those skills.” 

About Nonprofit Management Certification Program

Nonprofit Management Certification program is a six-month, cohort model professional development program, organized around building practical knowledge for managing the everyday life of a nonprofit.  Content in six core areas is designed to advance participants’ careers and build effectiveness in their current positions.

About Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits is a nonprofit organization equipping and strengthening the Oklahoma nonprofit sector through training, consulting, advocacy, membership, networking and recognition. The Center’s Mission is “building better communities through effective nonprofits.”

For more information about the Nonprofit Management Certification Program, visit the Center’s website at www.oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org or call (405) 463-6886, ext. 215.

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OU Researchers Target Heart Health with $15 Million Grant

PHIO is proud to be named as a critical collaborative partner to this initiative.  We are also proud to support the good work of the CHIO’s and the primary care clinicians in our communities.  Congrats and all our best to Dr. Daniel Duffy and Dr. Stephen Crawford who will be heading up this project.  A special thanks to Dr. James Mold for helping get the CHIO’s and these grants started and for his continued support.

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NNPHI's Annual Conference in New Orleans

As an active participant in the 2016 conference, PHIO was excited to contribute to this year's theme of Meaningful Collaboration, Lasting Change: Bridging Sectors to Advance Population Health. Jill Hazeldine, PHIO Director, and Gaylene Stiles, PHIO Vice-President, served as roundtable speakers to share the CHIO model in a presentation titled, County Health Improvement Organizations: An Innovative Strategy to Facilitate Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Population Health.