Please note: This timeline has been updated due to COVID-19.
The Governor’s Wellness Award is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council, proudly part of Panhandle Public Health District. For more information, interested businesses should contact Jessica Davies at 308-487-3600 x101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Governor's Wellness Award was developed to help organizations of all sizes across the state of Nebraska become recognized for their wellness efforts. The Governor's Wellness Award has recognized 466 companies with several companies receiving the award more than once since 2008 for their wellness achievements. We are proud to be the administrators and facilitators of this evidence-based awards process.
This award was created to encourage all businesses in Nebraska to offer wellness and health programs for their employees.
The Governor’s Wellness Awards have been developed to begin the process of planting, growing, and harvesting a quality, evidence based worksite wellness program. Each of the following is available in two categories: businesses with fewer than 50 employees, and businesses with 50 or more employees.
June 30, 2020 – One Hour Application Webinar Overview, Q & A
Please register for Governor's Wellness Award 2020 Webinar Overview, Q & A at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
July 1, 2020 - Governor's Award Application Opens
July 30, 2020 - Peer Review Deadline for Application Assistance
August 14 2020 - Final Application Deadline @ Midnight
Week of September 21 - Official Announcement of Award Winners
2020 Recipients will have their choice to accept their award at any one of the following events, virtually or as determined safely at that time:
There is no cost to apply.
All award recipients will be formally notified by the Governor and receive a framed certificate. You will be recognized publicly at a banquet of your choice. In addition, award recipients will be listed on the State of Nebraska websites. The State of Nebraska will issue periodic press releases announcing award recipients. A media release will be provided in your award packets for use with your local media.
Your award is valid for three years, at which time you can reapply. You may upgrade from the Sower to the Grower award anytime your company meets the higher standards. Businesses are encouraged to continuing growing their program, therefore the Sower award may only be granted twice to an applicant (i.e. may only reapply for the Sower Award once in a lifetime). It is expected that applicants will move to a Grower Award after that time.
Contact Jessica Davies email@example.com for more information.