Time is running out for Iowa workplaces, educational institutions, communities and individuals to apply for a 2019 Healthiest State Award. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov 5.


Submissions will recognize deserving nominees for advancing efforts to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of Iowans. In addition to the award, winners will receive a monetary gift to continue to improve the health and well-being of their employees, students and citizens.


The categories for the Healthiest State Initiative Awards include:


• Education (schools, child care centers and out-of-school programs) — Organizations who have made policy, systems and environment changes that align with the HSI mission.


• Workplace (includes for profit, nonprofit, government, or colleges/universities) — Organizations who have made policy, systems and environment changes that align with the HSI mission.


• Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark (Community) — Communities who are helping citizens lead healthier lives and doing great things to make the healthy choice the easy choice for residents.


• Individual Leadership — Someone who has sparked change and/or is using innovative approaches at the local level to improve the physical, social or emotional well-being of Iowans.


To learn more and download an application, visit www.IowaHealthiestState.com/Awards.