2020 Annual Awards

posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Applications open for Healthiest State Annual Awards

The Healthiest State Initiative wants to reward Iowa workplaces, education providers, communities and individuals for their efforts to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of Iowans. Applications are now open for the 2020 Healthiest State Annual Awards.

The categories for the Healthiest State Initiative Annual Awards include:

Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 5 and finalists will be announced in January. All finalists will be recognized and winners in each category will be revealed at the Healthiest State Annual Awards reception on February 6, 2020, at Hy-Vee’s Ron Pearson Event Center in West Des Moines.  

POET crop

“If your site is striving to make the places where Iowans live, work and play healthier, we strongly encourage you to apply,” said Jami Haberl, executive director for the Healthiest State Initiative. “The Annual Awards are not only a celebration of the impressive work being done across the state, but also an opportunity for us to financially contribute to these efforts.”

RELATED: How the 2019 winners used their award funds

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. The Healthiest State Annual Awards are sponsored by Hy-Vee, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Nemours.

To learn more about the Healthiest State Annual Awards and to submit an application, click here.