2023 Healthiest State Annual Awards

posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2023


Applications open

Applications Open: 2023 Healthiest State Annual Awards 

DES MOINES, IA (January 3, 2023) — The Healthiest State Initiative wants to recognize Iowa workplaces, education sites, health care providers, communities, youth, and individuals for their efforts to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of Iowans.

Applications are now open for the 2023 Healthiest State Annual Awards! Apply now at www.IowaHealthiestState.com/Awards. 

The categories for the Healthiest State Initiative Annual Awards include:
 

  • Early Care
  • Education 
  • Health Care 
  • Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark
  • Individual
  • Out-of-School Programs
  • Workplace
  • Youth 

Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on January 27 and finalists will be announced in February 2023. All finalists will be recognized and winners will be revealed at either the Workplace Wellbeing Conference or at the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Summit. Each winner will be awarded a monetary prize to contribute towards a health and wellness-related project that benefits their employees, students or fellow citizens.

“Making sure every Iowan has the tools they need to live their healthiest life takes the work of inspiring individuals, communities, and organizations statewide,” said Jami Haberl, Executive Director of the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative. “The Annual Awards highlight and celebrate those engaged in creating opportunities to improve the physical, social and mental health of Iowans. 

The Healthiest State Annual Awards are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, HealthPartners UnityPoint Health, Malvern Bank and Iowa Medical Society.

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The Healthiest State Initiative is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization driven by the goal to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. By engaging worksites, communities, schools, retail food, organizations, institutions and individuals, we can inspire Iowans and their communities to improve their health and happiness, and ultimately achieve our goal. For more information, visit www.iowahealthieststate.com.

About Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Wellmark, Inc. (Wellmark.com) does business as Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa. Wellmark and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, including Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota, Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, Inc., and Wellmark Value Health Plan, Inc., insure or pay health benefit claims for more than 2 million members in Iowa and South Dakota. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota, Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, Inc., and Wellmark Value Health Plan, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Shield.