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HEALTHY SCHOOLS - WORKSITES - COMMUNITIES
GOVERNOR'S AWARD FOR WORKSITE WELLNESS
2018 Governor's Award for Worksite Wellness
Children's Hospital Colorado
What: Annually, the Governor’s Council partners with Health Links™ to select the finalist and winner for the Governor's Award for Worksite Wellness.
How : Nominees for this year's award were selected based on their score from the Healthy Business Certification application and review of the Governor's Council . Applications are scored by Health Links™ on the following criteria:
- Leadership support for health and safety
- Assessment of employee needs
- Worksite wellness activities including tobacco control, nutrition, physical activity, disease prevention, maternal and child health, mental health,
- Safety policies and practices
- Communication to promote health and safety
- Program reach to off-site workers, temporary employees, and family
- Incentives to encourage program engagement
When: The 2018 Governor's Award for Worksite Wellness was presented by Lt. Governor Donna Lynne and GCAHL President Josh Lee to Children's Hospital Colorado at the Colorado Culture of Health and Wellbeing Conference on May 2, 2018.
Employers have the opportunity each year to be selected for the Governor's Award for Worksite Wellness. To be eligible, employers must complete Healthy Business Certification with Health Links Colorado.
2018 Governor's Award for Worksite Wellness finalists (L-R) Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Larry Wolk, MD, Pinnacol Assurance, Logan Shaver, Council President, Josh Lee, Children's Hospital Colorado (Winner), Heidi Baskfield, Lt. Governor of Colorado, Donna Lynne, Summit Community Care Clinic, Colleen Bechtel, Tri-County Public Health Department, Leanne Ray.
SCHOOL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
The 2018 Governor's Award for School Health and Wellness Fraser Valley Elementary School
Every year, the Healthy School Champions Recognition program recognizes K12 Colorado public schools for their success at creating a healthy school environment, implementing effective school health efforts and demonstrating how they comprehensively address health and wellness while embedding it in their culture and systems. CEI singles out schools that have excelled at creating health and wellness programs that support student learning.
To see a list of all the 2018 Healthy School Champions, follow this link.
The program is now in its eighth year and has awarded more than $300,000 in awards to Colorado schools who continue to demonstrate the critical link between student health and academic achievement. With the support of The Colorado Health Foundation, schools have received awards ranging from $300 to $7,500 per school.
In 2017, Manitou Springs School District 14 was recognized with the annual Governor’s Award for School Health and Wellness for embedding health as a core component of their mission, vision, policies and instructional model.