Every year, we present awards to organizations and individuals in our network who are leading the way in workplace health and safety. All applications are carefully reviewed by our advisory board — a team of experts from private, nonprofit, and academic backgrounds — and award winners are announced at our annual event. Start practicing your best drum roll beat!

Check out our 2019 nominees.


Governor’s Award for Worksite Wellness

Annually, the Governor’s Council for Active & Healthy Lifestyles partners with Health Links™ to select this prestigious award and recognize leading organizations where employee health is a true priority. Council appointees vote on a winner from nominees’ that have received the highest scores on the Health Links Healthy Workplace Assessment™. Key elements for consideration include leadership support for health and safety, workplace health promotion strategies, assessment of employee needs, incentives to encourage program engagement, and more.

Nominees:

Boulder County
City and County of Denver
Mesa County School District 51
Poudre School District
Roice-Hurst Humane Society
TAC Fitness & Wellness Center

Halo Award

The Halo Award is our most prestigious award. This award recognizes one Certified Healthy Workplace Leader, our highest level of certification, that is going above and beyond to improve the health and safety of their employees, their employees’ families, and their community. Any current Certified Healthy Workplace Leader is eligible for this award.

Nominees:

Ariel Clinical Services
Boulder County
State of Colorado, CDPHE
Town of Bennett

Champion of Well-Being

The Champion of Well-Being Awards recognize one outstanding workplace in each of the three levels of Healthy Workplace certification: Certified, Partner, and Leader. Eligibility for this award is based current certification status and Healthy Workplace Assessment scores.

Nominees:

Leader  

Boulder County
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Mesa County School District 51
Mountain Family Health Centers
Poudre School District

Partner

City and County of Denver
Colorado Visiting Nurse Association
KyndHub
Roice-Hurst Humane Society
TAC Fitness & Wellness Center

Certified  

Colorado Department of Labor & Employment 
Cordillera Metro District
Douglas County Libraries
Turning the Corner 
Westlake Care Community

Champion of Innovation

The Champion of Innovation Award recognizes one organization that is taking a fresh, innovative approach to promoting health and safety in their workplace. Any current Healthy Workplace, at Leader, Partner, Certified, or Kick-Start levels, is eligible for this award.

Nominees:

Children’s Hospital Colorado
Denver Health
Roice-Hurst Humane Society

Director's Award

The Director’s Award is given to an individual who demonstrates leadership in Total Worker Health®, an integrated approach to promoting the health, safety, and well-being of workers. Anyone who works for a current Healthy Workplace (at Leader, Partner, Certified, or Kick-Start levels) is eligible. Applicants may submit an application on their own behalf or for someone else.

Nominees:

Anna Stout with Roice-Hurst Humane Society
Brian Dauenhauer with The University of Northern Colorado Active Schools Institute
Colleen Bechtel with Summit Community Care Clinic
Katherine O’Connor with Children’s Hospital Colorado

Dedication Award

The Dedication Award recognizes a workplace that has shown improvement in all six benchmarks of the Health Links Standard. Eligibility for this award is based on Healthy Workplace Assessment scores.

Nominees:

Fiore & Sons Inc.
The Conflict Center
The Human Bean
Vail Valley Partnership