Mayor’s Workplace Awards

Apply for this year’s workplace recognition programs

As an extension of the Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council (MHFC) Workplace Partner Certification, the Mayor’s Workplace 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 Workplace Awards.

There is only one application for the Mayor’s Workplace Awards, which is used to determine winners for the Mayor’s Healthiest Workplace and the Moving the Needle Awards. See below for award categories and how to apply.

Technical assistance to workplaces 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 Workplace Partner Certification application and the Mayor’s Healthiest Workplace & Moving the Needle Awards 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.

To apply, organizations must complete the Mayor’s Healthiest Workplace & Moving the Needle Awards application. To be considered for the Mayor’s Healthiest Workplace Awards, applicants must submit responses in 5 out of the 6 pillars of wellness listed within the application.

Moving the Needle Award

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.

Additional award categories, such as Emotional/Mental Well-being, Innovation, Community Engagement, Social Connectedness, Champion Network may be determined annually by the ABGOH Review and Steering Committee.  To be considered for the Moving the Needle Awards, applicants can submit in 1 or more pillars of wellness listed within the Mayor’s Healthiest  Workplace & Moving the Needle Awards application.

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

Yes – organizations that are seeking MHFC Workplace Partner Certification and participating in the Mayor’s Workplace Awards can apply for both programs by submitting the combined online application found on this page.  Please note the MHFC Workplace 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 2022 Mayor’s Health and Fitness Awards, applications are due by close of business on July 31, 2022.  Starting in 2022, partnering and recognition programming for workplaces will be celebrated on a biennium.  Applications received after this date will be considered for the 2024 awards.

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

When will awards be given out?

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

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Thank you to Texas Mutual for making the 2022 Mayor’s Heath & Fitness Awards possible!