Worksites & Faith Community Health Partners recognized for their efforts promoting health and well-being
September 16, 2022, Austin, TX — The Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council (MHFC) recognized certified partners and announced the winners of the Moving the Needle Workplace Awards and the Mayor’s Healthiest Workplace Awards during a ceremony held at Austin City Hall. These awards and certifications highlight organizations implementing best practices to create workplaces or faith ministries that promote health and well-being.
“We are excited to recognize and celebrate these Austin-area organizations for taking action to support the health and well-being of their employees, congregations, and their families. The efforts of these organizations to improve health and fitness contributes to the well-being of the greater Austin community,” said Tre’ McCalister, MHFC Board Chair.
|Winners by category:|
Mayor’s Healthiest Workplace Awards
|(For-Profit or Non-Profit)|
|Small (up to 250)||Ballet Austin|
|Medium (251-1,000)||Foundation Communities|
|Large (1,001-5,000)||Capital Metro Transportation Authority|
|Extra Large (>5,000)||City of Austin|
Moving the Needle Workplace Awards
Tobacco-Free Living Capital Metro Transportation Authority
Physical Activity Austin Community College
Nutrition Capital Metro Transportation Authority
Health Education/Preventive Services Foundation Communities Inc.
Emotional/Mental Health & Well-being Marvell
Championing Wellness Pflugerville ISD
Social Connectedness NI
The Mayor’s Health and Fitness Council Workplace Partner Certification Program includes businesses of all kinds. It was created by the MHFC in 2004 to inspire nutrition, physical activity, tobacco-free living, mother-friendly and other health-related policies and programs. By achieving MHFC Workplace Partner Certification, organizations are recognized for having comprehensive health and wellness programs and policies addressing pillars of health. This year 18 workplaces received the MHFC Partner Certification.
Faith Community Health Partners serve their members and community by committing to creating a culture of health and well-being in their congregations. To earn the MHFC Faith Community Partner Recognition, faith communities must join the Faith Community Partnership program and comprehensively achieve two health-focused goals that support the health of their congregation.
2022 Faith Community Health Partner
Freedom Home Baptist Church
Freedom Home Baptist Church Health Ministry was recognized achieving their ministry’s health goals focused on physical activity, nutrition, safety, weight management, and stress reduction.