Special to The Sun
OKLA. CITY —
The Oklahoma City-County Health Department, OCCHD Board of Health and Partners in Public Health Foundation celebrated the grand opening of the Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus, at 2600 N.E. 63rd St. with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday.
The ribbon cutting ceremony featured speakers Gov. Mary Fallin; Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, County Commissioner District 3 Ray Vaughn and Stephen Cagle, M.D., OCCHD Board of Health chairman.
The 54-acre campus broke ground in October of 2011 and will provide for a variety of outdoor and indoor physical activity opportunities, nutrition–enhancing activities, clinical services and a public health emergency command center within two physical structures totaling more than 60,000 square feet.
The Wellness Campus represents a one-of-a-kind approach to the delivery of health and wellness. Through public and private partnerships, the Wellness Campus holistically delivers a wide array of services impacting overall health outcomes. Through these partnerships, the campus will provide an integrated care model combining public health, primary care and mental health to prevent and manage illness.
In addition, the campus will include a commercial grade demonstration kitchen, domestic violence intervention services, a 400-seat auditorium and training rooms, a community KABOOM! playground, four walking trails with five fitness stations including an Americans with Disabilities Act compliant trail, and physical fitness opportunities for seniors.
On Saturday, families are invited to a free community festival at the Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for face painting, health screenings, food cooking demonstrations, music and more.
FOR MORE information on the community health festival, go to OCCHD.org.