Annual Awards


Applications open October 4! 

Iowa workplaces, education 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.

The categories for the 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)
  • Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Award
  • Individual Impact

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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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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