Wellness Frontiers Award

hlc wellness awardHLC created the Wellness Frontiers Award to promote best practices and draw attention to existing wellness initiatives that demonstrate excellence and quality.  Eligible applicants are non‐HLC member organizations of any size from the governmental, public, or private sectors (or a partnership that combines multiple sectors) that are implementing an evidenced-based wellness program that prevents disease and improves the well‐being of a population.  Community groups with multi‐group support are especially encouraged to apply.

The program or intervention must demonstrate:

  • Cost‐effectiveness
  • Evidence‐based foundation
  • Measurable results (outcomes metrics are preferred, but process metrics will also be considered)
  • Replicability

For more information on the award or how to apply, please contact Kelly Fernandez at kfernandez@hlc.org

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HLC Wellness Frontiers Award Recipients:

Blue Zones Project
February 23, 2016
Fort Worth, TX

 

https://fortworth.bluezonesproject.com/

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MUSC Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness

Docs Adopt School Health Initiative©
Thursday, February 18, 2016

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http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/leanteam

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Private program Boosterthon to help 55 coastal schools raise funds through fitness
The Post and Courier

Good Morning Charleston

Live 5 News at 7pm


Avera e-Care Services
November 13, 2015
Souix Falls, SD

Avera eCAREAvera e-Care Services was recognized for its work to bring a variety of telehealth services to the people of South Dakota. Avera’s system provides around-the-clock access to a broad range of healthcare services – from emergency care to pharmaceutical services to intensive care to long-term care. The initiative has garnered hundreds of millions in savings, reached nearly a million patients in eight states, with expansion on the horizon, improved quality by utilizing best practices with all of the health systems with which it collaborates, and improved access for millions of patients with chronic conditions and other diseases.

http://www.averaecare.org/ecare/

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B’More for Healthy Babies
October 15, 2014
Baltimore, MD

Healthy BabiesB’More for Healthy Babies (BHB) was recognized for its work to incorporate prevention and wellness into the lives of pregnant women in Baltimore, particularly low income women in minority populations.  Co-led by the Baltimore City Health Department and Family League of Baltimore City, BHB partners with more than 100 organizations to implement a range of programs, including exercise classes for women with young children as well as nurses making home visits encouraging parental health literacy.  With each additional year of implementation, BHB sees more significant results.  In 2012, the infant mortality rate dropped to its lowest point ever in Baltimore City: 9.7 deaths per 1,000 live births.  This is the third year in a row that the infant mortality rate has dropped.  Up until 2009 – the year BHB was launched – the city had one of the highest infant mortality rates in the U.S.  Additionally, health disparities between African American and White infants decreased by 40 percent from 2009 to 2012.

www.healthybabiesbaltimore.com

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Lake Nona Institute
September 8, 2014
Orlando, FL 

Lake NONAThe Lake Nona Institute is a non-profit, community-focused organization that incubates, activates and measures the impact of innovative technologies and programs that can become global models for building healthy, sustainable and inspired communities. The Institute focuses on programs based on three pillars: health and wellness, education and sustainability.  The award was presented as part of a panel discussion on how Lake Nona fits into the broader healthcare model at the STREAM Health conference.

http://learnlakenona.com/

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Insight Magazine Lake Nona Institute Receives National Wellness Leadership Award From Leading Healthcare CEOs September 9, 2014
Nona Wise Lake Nona Institute Hosts Inaugural Stream Health 2014 At Lake Nona Medical City September 10, 2014

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WeViva
June 3, 2014
Austin, TX

wevivaWeViva is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide accessible and affordable fitness and nutrition programs to people in low-income communities.  WeViva targets adults in the communities and provide the classes on-site and free of charge.  A team of bilingual, certified, group fitness instructors and nutritionists go where they’re needed the most to provide mobile fitness and nutritional programs, and all the health benefits that go with them, regardless of income and socio-economic status.  Classes are conducted by professional fitness instructors and nutritionists and have anywhere from 10-60 participants in each class. Classes are held onsite at apartment complex or communities, so participants do not have to travel to our classes.

http://weviva.org/

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North Carolina Farm Bureau
April 15, 2014
Raleigh, NC

North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation is a private, non-profit, grassroots organization that has been actively promoting farm and rural issues since 1936.
Healthy Living for a Lifetime™ is the Farm Bureau’s innovative approach to addressing immediate health care needs of rural North Carolinians while fostering awareness of healthy lifestyle choices that will result in long-term health improvements among vulnerable populations.  The initiative provides rural North Carolinians with free health screenings, educational materials and a path towards a healthier lifestyle. This initiative succeeds through close collaboration with local rural health care providers, including hospitals and clinics, in a manner that will strengthen their capacity to serve their communities.

http://www.healthylivingforalifetime.com/

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NC Political News.com

The Warren Record

The Daily Dispatch


Oklahoma City
December 17, 2013
Oklahoma City, OK

okc_million_logo_w_peopleRecognized for successful efforts to elevate the fitness of its citizenry.  After Men’s Fitness magazine ranked Oklahoma City as the eighth fattest city in America, Mayor Mick Cornett challenged his residents to lose a total of one million pounds. Nearly 50,000 visited a website set up for citizens to track their efforts and by January 2012, the city met its goal. Cornett also built on interest in the weight-loss effort to get support for environmental changes that make the healthy choice the easy choice. In 2012, Oklahoma City was ranked as the country’s twenty-third fittest city by Men’s Fitness.

http://www.thiscityisgoingonadiet.com/

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Community Care of North Carolina
April 3, 2013
Cary, NC

CCNCRecognized for its commitment to wellness in serving the state’s Medicaid population, particularly the high quality of care it delivers to patients in rural areas. Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) is a public-private partnership uniting regional networks of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, hospitals, health departments, social service agencies and other community organizations. These professionals work together to provide cooperative, coordinated care through a medical home model.  CCNC’s Informatics Center supplies care alerts and real-time patient data, and its community-based, population management approach has yielded significant health improvements and cost savings.

http://www.communitycarenc.com/

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Winston-Salem Journal


Office of Personnel Management
February 14, 2013
Washington, D.C.

opmRecognized for innovative work in elevating the health status of the federal workforce.  WellnessWorks is an integrated wellness and well-being program for employees at the Washington, D.C., campus of the Office of personnel Management (OPM).  WellnessWorks offers OPM employees a Healthways Well-Being Assessment that goes beyond standard health risk assessments to include productivity and scientifically defined areas of well-being; biometric testing; individualized coaching; programs to encourage healthy behaviors; and health education resources.

http://www.opm.gov/

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