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Community

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The Healthy Community Awards Program recognizes the outstanding achievements of cities/towns in implementing health-related policies and ensuring healthy community environments that encourage and support residents and public employees in making healthy choices.

How to Apply: (Applications are due August 31st)

  1. Review the award requirements and choose the level you’ll be working toward. Award levels are:
    • Bronze
    • Silver
    • Gold
    • Platinum
  2. Identify which criteria you will be working on.
  3. After completion of award requirements, submit completed application form (PDF or DOC).

Award Categories:

  • Bronze: A city/town must:
    1. Complete 3 policy criteria from any of the 6 sections (General Community, Healthy Behaviors, Safety, Preventive Services, Nutrition, and Physical Activity), 3 infrastructure criteria, and measure 2 outcomes.

    Total: 3 policy - 3 infrastructure - 2 outcomes

  • Silver: A city/town must:
    1. Maintain Bronze status in policy, infrastructure and outcomes and complete 4 more policy criteria from any of the 6 sections, 4 more infrastructure criteria, and measure 1 more outcome.

    Total: 7 policy - 7 infrastructure - 3 outcomes

  • Gold: A city/town must:
    1. Maintain Silver status in policy, infrastructure and outcomes and complete 5 more policy criteria from any of the 6 sections, 5 more infrastructure criteria, and measure 1 more outcome.

    Total: 12 policy - 12 infrastructure - 4 outcomes

  • Platinum: A city/town must:
    1. Maintain Gold status in policy, infrastructure and outcomes and complete 6 more policy criteria from any of the 6 sections, 6 more infrastructures, and measure 1 more outcome.

    Total: 18 policy - 18 infrastructure - 5 outcomes

 

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