Healthiest State Initiative Accepting Applications


The Healthiest State Initiative wants to recognize Iowa’s workplaces, schools, healthcare providers, youth, and individuals for their efforts to support the physical, social, and mental well-being of Iowans through the 2024 Healthiest State Annual Awards. Applications are now open through 5:00 PM on January 26. Apply now at  

The categories for the Healthiest State Initiative Annual Awards include: 

  • Early Care
  • K-12 School
  • Health Care
  • Individual
  • Workplace
  • Youth

Finalists will be announced in March 2024. All finalists will be recognized, and winners will be revealed at either the Workplace Wellbeing Conference to be held on April 17th or at the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Summit in October 2024. Each winner will receive recognition and a monetary prize to contribute towards a health and wellness-related project that benefits their employees, students, or fellow citizens. 

“The Annual Awards celebrate the efforts of individuals, organizations, and workplaces throughout the state who are creating environments and opportunities to support healthy living,” said Jami Haberl, executive director of the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative. “This commitment and dedication is pivotal to supporting our vision that every Iowan can live their healthiest life.”  

The Healthiest State Annual Awards are supported by The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, HealthPartners UnityPoint Health, Malvern Bank, Holmes Murphy, and the Iowa Medical Society. 

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