DOVER — The 2021 Lt. Governor’s Wellness Leadership Challenge has announced seven recipients of this year’s prestigious award. The mission of the annual Lt. Governor’s Challenge is to recognize local health and wellness programs, policies or environmental changes that help improve the quality of life of Delawareans. The winning submissions came from individuals, organizations and institutions across Delaware who made a commitment to enacting better health and wellness for their communities, ultimately helping to elevate the well-being, productivity, and prosperity of the State of Delaware.
“The record number and quality of entries went above and beyond expectation, especially during the pandemic,” said Lt. Gov. Hall-Long. “All applicants clearly impact families, neighborhoods, workplaces, communities and/or schools with real physical and mental health policy or system changes. Thank you to all entrants who shared their health and wellness ideas and best practices.”
The winners of the 2021 Lt. Governor’s Challenge, listed in alphabetic order:
Honorary Mention for Unique Programming related to COVID-19 awarded to:
Unique Programming designed to reach special populations:
The Selection Process
All Challenge nominees completed an extensive application process with a requirement to feature an initiative that met the following criteria:
Impartial judges from the Division of Public Health, nonprofits, community leaders and educators collaborated on selecting the winners.
Making a difference in Delaware
By engaging businesses, local organizations and individuals to be change-makers for health in their communities, the Lt. Governor’s Challenge spotlights and applauds those implementing solutions to create environments that support and sustain overall good health in the state.
The group of seven award recipients will be recognized for their achievements by the Lt. Governor at a live virtual event on Oct. 20. Participation invitations will be sent directly to each honoree for them to share with their respective teams, friends and family. For more on the Lt. Governor’s Challenge, visit the website.