2022 annual awards

posted on Monday, October 4, 2021


Applications open: 2022 Healthiest State Annual Awards

The Healthiest State Initiative wants to recognize Iowa workplaces, education sites, health care providers, communities and individuals for their efforts to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of Iowans.

Applications are now open for the 2022 Healthiest State Annual Awards! Apply now HERE

The categories for the Healthiest State Initiative Annual Awards include:

  • Workplace
  • Education (K-12 schools, public or private)
  • Out-of-School (after-school program, day camp, youth recreational clubs)
  • Early Care (child care centers, preschools, in-home day care providers)
  • Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark Community Award
  • Individual Impact
  • Health Care 

Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on October 29 and finalists will be announced in January 2022. All finalists will be recognized and winners in each category will be revealed in a virtual ceremony scheduled for February 2022. 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.

RELATED: See how the 2021 winners spent their prize funds

“We are excited to recognize Iowans for their work to create healthier environments where we live, learn, work and play,” said Jami Haberl, executive director for the Healthiest State Initiative. “The Annual Awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate these worthwhile efforts.”

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