2022 Mayor’s Health & Fitness Awards

Apply for this year’s workplace partnering and recognition programs

The Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council (MHFC) is recognizing Austin’s top employee health and wellness programs for businesses and organizations of all types and sizes via the Mayor’s Health & Fitness Awards. These awards celebrate organizational policy, system, an environmental changes supporting health and well-being in the workplace. Any organization (for-profit, non-profit, school district, government organization, etc.) location within Austin or Travis County is eligible to apply.  The deadline to apply is July 31, 2022.

​​Top scoring businesses and organizations will be eligible to win an award to support ongoing health and wellness initiatives!

​​​​​Winners will be announced at the 2022 Mayor’s Health and Fitness Awards Ceremony tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2022 at Austin City Hall.

Technical assistance is FREE and provided by Austin Public Health.

 

Workplace Partnering and Recognition Programs

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MHFC Workplace Partner Certification

The MHFC Workplace Partner Certification Program is a mutually beneficial workplace wellness recognition program for Austin/Travis County-based organizations of all types and sizes. Created by MHFC in 2007, its goals are to promote the implementation of nutrition, physical activity, tobacco-free living and mother-friendly policies in workplaces. Organizations can be certified at the bronze, silver, & gold levels.  Workplaces interested in maintaining MHFC Workplace Partner Certification must recertify every 2 years.

Due to the hold on all programming related to the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020 – 2021, all previously certified workplace partners must recertify this year to avoid an expiration in certification.

Learn more about Workplace Partner Certification

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Mayor's Healthiest Workplace Awards

The Mayor’s Healthiest Workplace Awards recognize organizations that implement employee engagement programs that comprehensively supports health and well-being. This award has two subcategories:

  • organizational size (Up to 250 employees, 251 – 1,000 employees, 1,001 – 5,000 employees, Over 5,000 employees)
  • school district/government organization.

To apply, organizations must be MHFC Workplace Partner Certified and complete the Mayor’s Workplace Awards application.

Learn more about Mayor’s Workplace Awards

Moving the Needle Awards

This year, the Moving the Needle Award honors workplaces that have implemented and supported an outstanding employee health initiatives aligned with the MHFC Pillars of Wellness:

  • Tobacco-Free Living
  • Physical Activity
  • Nutrition
  • Health Education/Preventive Services
  • Emotional/Mental Well-being.

Additional award categories, such as Innovation, Community Engagement, Social Connectedness, Champion Network may be determined annually by the ABGOH Review and Steering Committee.

To apply, organizations must be MHFC Workplace Partner Certified and complete the Mayor’s Workplace Awards application.

Learn more about Mayor’s Workplace Awards

Other MHFC Programs

Beginning in 2022, partnering and recognition programming for schools will now be celebrated on a biennium on alternating years with workplaces.  Therefore, workplaces will be recognized at the 2022 Mayor’s Health & Fitness Awards Ceremony and schools will be recognized at the 2023 Mayor’s Health & Fitness Awards Ceremony (for school year 2022-2023).  Partnering and recognition programming for neighborhoods and faith-communities is ongoing and will be celebrated at the Mayor’s Health & Fitness Awards Ceremony held within the year of partnership.

Learn more about MHFC Faith Community Partnership