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Lt. Governor’s Challenge - Wellness Leadership Award

What makes a health and wellness leader?Watch to learn the 2023 winner’s story.

Sussex County Healthcare Coalition
Providence Creek Academy

What is the Lt. Governor’s Challenge?

The Mission of the Lt. Governor’s Challenge is to improve the quality of life of all Delawareans. The program honors the individuals, organizations and institutions that inspire others by making healthy choices the easiest choices for their communities, ultimately helping elevate the well-being, productivity, and prosperity of our state.

We want to share your unique and successful health and wellness programs, policies and environmental changes! Nominate yourself, your organization or someone you know.

Why participate in the challenge?

More than just a recognition program for health and wellness initiatives, the Lt. Governor’s Challenge is an opportunity for you to be a driver of change in your own family, neighborhood, workplace, faith organization/institution, community, or school. By sharing your nominee’s stories and outcomes, you motivate them to continue to grow their initiatives—and encourage other Delawareans to do the same.

Lt. Governor Dr. Bethany Hall-Long and Governor John Carney promote the 2020 Lt. Governor’s Challenge
Lt. Governor Dr. Bethany Hall-Long and Governor John Carney promote the 2020 Lt. Governor’s Challenge

Who is eligible?

The 2024 Lt. Governor’s Challenge review committee is looking for details on how your nominee drove the most effective results through policy, system, and/or environmental (PSE) changes. Rather than simply teach people to be healthier (which is difficult if healthy options are not available to them), PSE changes are strategic and deliberate ways of addressing public health issues to ensure that healthy choices are practical, available, and accessible.

For example, let’s say your initiative involved healthy vending machines:

  • Policy: Any statement requiring a certain percentage of foods in company vending machines to meet nutritional standards.
  • System: Working with vending machine operators to change the items to more healthy ones.
  • Environment: Increased availability of healthy food choices and providing educational materials to inform and encourage employees about the healthy changes.

We’re looking for individuals or groups who go above and beyond in their efforts to create a healthier state. This means that the impact of their wellness initiative(s) must extend beyond what’s regularly expected of them in their jobs or line of work. Visit our FAQs page to learn more about what we’re looking for in our nominees.

See past outstanding PSE examples in our Hall of Fame.

Recent winners

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See a full list of winners in our Hall of Fame.

Important Dates

2024
Feb 12

Nominations Open

2024
Mar 22

Nominations Close

2024
May

Winners Selected

2024
May 29

Awards Ceremony