Call for Applicants for 2024 Governor’s Wellness Award

Call for Applicants for 2024 Governor’s Wellness Award
May 19th, 2024 | Media Release

Gov. Jim Pillen is encouraging organizations in Nebraska to apply for the 2024 Governor’s Wellness Award. 

“Prioritizing health has many benefits. It strengthens the immune system and reduces stress and the likelihood of developing many chronic diseases,” said Gov. Pillen. “Each year, we recognize organizations across Nebraska for offering wellness programs in the workplace. These programs encourage team members to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle. I invite employers in Nebraska to apply so that we can recognize their great work to promote wellness.”

The 2024 application accommodates Nebraska employers of all sizes and encourages employers to start or enhance workplace health, safety, and well-being programs. These initiatives include items such as an assessment of employees’ health risks and interests, a written wellness plan with measurable goals and objectives, supportive policies, and the ability to show measurable benefits from wellness and safety efforts.

Organizations receive the award at the Sower, Grower, or Harvester level.  

  • Sower level recognizes employers that have taken initial steps to encourage workplace wellness. 
  • Grower level honors organizations that have enhanced their wellness programs and are positively changing employee health behaviors. 
  • Harvester level is available to employers that are reaping the benefits of an advanced wellness program and can demonstrate high-quality outcomes. 

To apply, go to the Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council website at http://www.pphd.ne.gov/pwwc.html and select Governor’s Award from the menu. 

Organizations interested in the Governor’s Wellness Award can find the application on the Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council website at http://www.pphd.ne.gov/pwwc.html. The application deadline is May 24, 2024, by midnight Mountain Time. 

The Governor’s Wellness Award is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the Panhandle Public Health District. For more information, interested organizations should contact Nicole Berosek, Organizational Wellness Coordinator, at 308-279-3496 or nberosek@pphd.ne.gov.

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