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Annual Awards

2023 Annual Awards Finalists Announced

The Healthiest State Awards is the prestigious annual recognition to celebrate communities, early care, education, health care, individuals,  out-of-school programs, workplaces and youth for implementing best practices to support the physical, social and mental well-being of Iowans. 

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2023 Finalists Include:

Early Care Award 
Presented by Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

  • Little Fry’s (Council Bluffs)
  • Ms. Hollie's Preschool at The Big Red Barn (Huxley)
  • Li'l Bloomin' Orkids (Council Bluffs)

K-12 School Award 
Presented by HealthPartners UnityPoint Health

  • Sacred Heart School (Boone)
  • Riceville Community Middle School/High School (Riceville)
  • Collins-Maxwell Elementary School (Collins)

Health Care Award 
Presented by Iowa Medical Society

  • Broadlawns Family Health Clinic
  • Infinity Health
  • Health Trust Physicians Clinic/Madison County Health Care System

Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark Community Award 

  • Algona
  • Bettendorf
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Dallas Center
  • Grundy Center
  • Hiawatha

Learn more about Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark here

Individual Impact Award 
Presented by Malvern Bank

  • Bridget Saffold
  • Brianna De Moss
  • Becky West

Out-of-School Award 
Presented by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

  • LINK Grinnell (Grinnell)
  • Family Learning Connection (Hiawatha)
  • Can Play

Workplace Award 


  • Availa Bank (Ankeny)
  • ARAG Legal Insurance (Des Moines)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (Mason City)


  • Businessolver (West Des Moines)
  • DLL Finance (Johnston)
  • Montgomery County Memorial Hospital


  • City of Ames
  • Drake University
  • The University of Iowa

Youth Power Award 
Presented by Holmes Murphy

  • Ciza Fabiola
  • Stomp Out Stigma (West Des Moines)

Finalists will be recognized during the 2023 Healthiest State Workplace Wellbeing Conference and the 2023 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Summit.


Check in with our 2022 Healthiest State Award winners. 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: 

Holmes Murphy