Annual Awards

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TUNE IN! February 15–18

You are invited to watch the 2021 Healthiest State Annual Virtual Awards ceremonies where we will recognize finalists and announce the winners.

Due to COVID-19, we will not be hosting an in-person ceremony. Instead, we are so excited to celebrate virtually on the Healthiest State Initiative Facebook page. Each night at 6 p.m., the ceremonies will be aired via Facebook Live.

Miss the live ceremonies? Watch here:

Awards schedule

Congratulations to our finalists & winners!

WORKPLACE

Small

  • Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (Grinnell)
  • FAMILY, Inc. (Council Bluffs) – WINNER!
  • Sanford Health Rock Rapids Clinic

Medium

  • Delta Dental of Iowa (Johnston) – WINNER!
  • Merchants Bonding Company (West Des Moines)
  • WesleyLife Network Support Center (Johnston)

Large

  • Grinnell Mutual (Grinnell)
  • Hy-Vee (West Des Moines) – WINNER!
  • The Rasmussen Group (Des Moines)

Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark Community Award

  • Cass County – WINNER!
  • Clarinda
  • Creston
  • Dickinson County
  • Manning
  • Waterloo – WINNER!
  • Waverly – WINNER!

Learn more about Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark here.

HEALTH CARE

  • MercyOne Family Medicine Forest Park (Mason City) – WINNER!
  • Primary Health Care at Mercy Family Practice Residency Program (Des Moines) – WINNER!

EARLY CARE, presented by Nemours 

Small

  • Handy's Home Daycare and Preschool (Norwalk) – WINNER!
  • Loving Hands Daycare & Preschool (Lambs Grove)
  • Neverland Child Care (Sioux City)

Large

  • Des Moines Area Community College Child Development Center (Ankeny) – WINNER!
  • Michele's House Child Care & Learning Center (Earlham)
  • SCICAP Early Childhood Program (Chariton)

K-12 SCHOOL, presented by HealthPartners UnityPoint Health 

  • Clay Elementary (Southeast Polk CSD)
  • Irving Elementary (Waterloo CSD)
  • Riceville Elementary (Riceville CSD) – WINNER! 

OUT-OF-SCHOOL

  • Girls on the Run of Central Iowa
  • LINK Grinnell – WINNER!

INDIVIDUAL IMPACT

  • Natalie Lancial (Malvern) – WINNER!
  • Kate Zimmerman (Ringgold County)


bob2020 AWARD WINNERS

Check in with our 2020 Healthiest State Award winners who were honored back in February. Each received a monetary award to continue their efforts to create healthier environments for their students, employees and fellow citizens. See how they spent their prize funds!


Thank you to our sponsors: 

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