Annual Awards

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Applications are open! 

Iowa workplaces, education sites, health care providers, communities and individuals that are making efforts to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of Iowans are invited to apply for a 2022 Healthiest State Annual Award.

Workplace Award

Nominate a business (includes for-profit, nonprofit, government or colleges/universities) for implementing changes that improve the well-being of the employees. Awards will be categorized based on the number of employees at your workplace. Self-nominations encouraged!

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Education Award

Presented by HealthPartners UnityPoint Health

Nominate a K-12 school (private or public) that has implemented policy, system and environmental changes that have improved the overall well-being of the teachers, staff and students. Self-nominations encouraged!

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Out-of-School Award

Presented by Iowa Department of Public Health

Nominate an out-of-school program (after-school program, day camp, youth recreational clubs) that has implemented policy, system and environmental changes that have improved the overall well-being of participants. Self-nominations encouraged!

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Early Care Award

Presented by Iowa Department of Public Health

Nominate an early care provider (child care center, preschool, in-home day care) that has implemented policy, system and environmental changes that have improved the overall well-being of the students and staff. Self-nominations encouraged!

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Healthy HometownSM 
Powered by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Award

Is your community helping citizens lead healthy lives? Recognize your community for the great things it is doing to make the healthy choice the easy choice for residents.  Self-nominations encouraged!

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Individual Impact Award

Presented by Malvern Bank

Do you know an individual who has sparked change and/or is using innovative approaches at the local level to improve the physical, social or emotional well-being of Iowans? Nominate them! Self-nominations encouraged!

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Health Care Award

Presented by Iowa Medical Society

Nominate a health care clinic, provider or leader who is working every day to ensure every child in their care has access to and is motivated to make healthy choices for a happy & healthy life. Self-nominations encouraged!

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Applications will close at 5 p.m. on October 29. Healthiest State Annual Awards finalists will be announced in January 2022 and winners will be honored in a virtual ceremony in February 2022.

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2021 AWARD WINNERS

Check in with our 2021 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!


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