To be eligible:
- At least one organization in the partnership must represent the business community (i.e. small- and medium-sized business, corporations, trade associations, or chamber of commerce).
- Nominated initiatives must be created and managed from within one of the nominated organization.
- Community impact must be based on data collected from either year(s) 2015 or 2016.
To be a winner:
An award-winning partnership utilizes the expertise, resources, and network of the business community to advance community wellness through creating the necessary conditions to empower individuals so that they may advocate for better health and greater economic opportunities. An award-winning business has health and wellness at the core of who they are and what they provide to their consumers.
Any eligible entity may nominate itself or be nominated by a third party. Given the public format of finalist information, third-party nominators should ensure the nominated entity approves the application and are prepared to participate in awards activities.
Eligible entities can be nominated for more than one category, but a separate application is required for each category.
A partnership or free standing business will only be selected as a winner in one category (Healthy Education and Workforce, Healthy Community, or Healthy Environment). In the event that a partnership is selected in more than one category, the partnership will receive the award for the category where they earned the highest total score. The partnership with the second highest score will receive the award for the subsequent category.
Category finalists can also win the Health Means Business Partnership or Business of the Year Award.