Healthy Iowa Awards

Posted August 29 , 2010

About the Healthy Iowa Awards

October 1, 2009 marked the first annual presentation of the Healthy Iowa Awards. These awards celebrated the healthiest schools, organizations and individuals in Iowa.The Healthy Iowa Awards are presented by the Academy for a Healthy Iowa – a collaboration between the Iowa Department of Public Health, Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Nutrition and Wellness Council of Iowa. Award winners are selected based on providing access to wellness, programming, financial commitment, measurability and sustainability. Winners retain the Healthy Iowa designation for three years at which point they must reapply.

Applications for the 2013 Healthy Iowa Award are available by contacting info@wellnessiowa.org. Applications are due August 31, 2013.

The event is supported by Rockwell Collins, Wellness Council of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Public Health.

2012 Award Recipients

  • Healthy Iowa Community Award: City of Ames / View Video
  • Healthy Iowa College/University Award: Wartburg College
  • Healthy Iowa Visionary Leader: Stephen M. Lacy – Meredith Corporation
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Dallas County Hospital, Perry (Silver)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: State of Iowa (Silver)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Genesis Health System, Davenport (Gold)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, Grinnell (Gold)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Interstates/Harbor Group, Sioux Center (Gold)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Des Moines University, Des Moines (Platinum)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines (Platinum)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Des Moines (Platinum)

2011 Award Recipients

  • Healthy Iowa Visionary Leader: Governor Terry E. Branstad
  • Healthy Iowa Visionary Leader: Sara Bridie, Clarinda
  • Healthy Iowa K-12 School Award: Phenix Elementary / View Video
  • Healthy Iowa College/University Award: Drake University / View Video
  • Healthy Iowa Emerging Community Award: Cass County / View Video
  • Healthy Iowa Community Award: City of Grundy Center / View Video
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: 21st Century Rehab, Nevada (Small Business)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Pella Regional Medical Center, Pella (Silver)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: City of Ames, Ames (Gold)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Grand View University, Des Moines (Gold)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Great River Health System, Burlington (Gold)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Johnson Machine Works, Chariton (Gold)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: University of Iowa, Iowa City (Gold)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: WesleyAcres, Des Moines (Gold)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Winegard, Burlington (Gold)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: The Finley Hospital (Platinum)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Meredith Corporation (Platinum)

2010 Award Recipients

  • Healthy Iowa Visionary: Cindy Elsbernd, Iowa Kid Strong / View Video
  • Health Iowa Visionary: John Stevens, Grundy Center Community Schools / View Video
  • Healthy Iowa School Award: Cowles Montessori (Des Moines Public Schools) / View Video
  • Healthy Iowa Community Award: City of Dubuque / Dubuque County / View Video
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: EMC Insurance, Des Moines (Gold)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Hy-Vee, Inc. – Corporate Office, West Des Moines (Gold)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: LaMair – Mulock – Condon Co., West Des Moines (Gold)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: Warren County, Indianola (Gold)
  • WELCOA Well Workplace Award: YMCA of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines (Gold)

2009 Award Recipients

    • Healthy Iowa Visionary: Trent Uhde and Larry Raymon of Raymon Donco Air Distribution, Albion, Iowa
    • Healthy Iowa Community: Linn County, Cedar Rapids
    • Healthy Iowa Emerging Leader Award: Devin DeWeerd, Hull
    • Healthy Iowa School Award: Waverly Shell Rock Junior High School, Waverly
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  • Healthy Iowa College or University Award: University of Iowa, Iowa City
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