Worksites & Faith Community Health Partners recognized for their efforts promoting health and well-being

Logo for Mayor's Health and Fitness Award Winners

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 Moving the Needle Workplace Awards Winners

2022 Mayor's Healthiest Workplace Award Winners

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.