Mayor’s Healthiest Workplaces

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, regularly offered MHFC partnering & recognition programs are on hold through the end of 2021. 


As an extension of the Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council (MHFC) Partner Certification, the Mayor’s Health & Fitness Awards recognize Austin/Travis County’s top organizations that excel at creating a culture of health and well-being.  Current MHFC Certified Partners (or organizations seeking MHFC Partner Certification) are eligible to apply for the Mayor’s Healthiest Workplaces Awards.

Technical assistance to workplaces applying for the awards programs and for MHFC Partner Certification is provided by Austin Public Health.

Award Categories –

Mayor’s Healthiest Workplaces

Awards recognize organizations that implement employee engagement programs that support employee health and well-being.  Winners are determined based on the total points earned from the MHFC Partner Certification application and the full Mayor’s Healthiest Workplace application.  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.

Moving the Needle Award

Award honors the workplace(s) that has implemented and supported an outstanding employee health initiative(s) aligned with the MHFC Pillars of Wellness (Tobacco-Free Living, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Health Education/Preventive Services and Emotional/Mental Well-being).   Additional award categories, such as Innovation, Community Engagement, Social Connectedness, Champion Network may be determined annually by the MHFC Review and Steering.  Organizations applying for the Moving the Needle Award only need to complete the sections related to the pillar of wellness they wish to compete in, not the entire application.

Can I apply for MHFC Partner Certification and the Mayor’s Healthiest Workplace awards at the same time?

Yes – organizations that are seeking MHFC Partner Certification and participating in the Mayor’s Healthiest Workplace awards can apply for both programs by submitting the combined online application found on this page.  Please note the MHFC Partner Certification application supporting documentation requirements found on the Get Certified page; applications are not considered completed until supporting documentation is submitted.

What is the application deadline?

To be considered for the 2021 Mayor’s Health and Fitness awards, applications are due by close of business on July 31, 2021. Applications received after this date will be considered for the 2022 awards.

A PDF version of the Mayor’s Healthiest Workplace application is available for your convenience.  Applications can be submitted online or emailed to

When will awards be given out?

Awards will be given out at the annual Mayor’s Health & Fitness Awards Ceremony held each September during Texas Obesity Awareness Week.

See All Healthiest Workplace Winners

Thank you to St. David’s Foundation for making the 2019 Mayor’s Heath & Fitness Awards possible!