Lt. Governor's Challenge Winners

The Hall of Fame proudly recognizes the programs and participants who have worked hard to set themselves apart: from an in-school wellness center to healthy vending options to an environmental literacy initiative for children. Each of these winners provided great motivation for Delawareans to take similar action. We hope their achievements provide you and the communities you lead with even more inspiration to advance your own health and wellness goals.

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long formally recognized the 2020 Lt. Governor’s Challenge winners during a virtual reception on Tuesday, October 13. If you missed the reception, you can view it on Facebook.

Hall of Fame

2020 Winners

Compassionate Schools Team
Emotional Well-Being
School
Environmental Change — Created a Compassionate School team comprised of faculty and staff to utilize best practices and initiatives to build a safe environment that nurtures inclusion, respect, and acceptance of diversity.
Department of Health and Social Services
Healthy Living
Workplace
Policy Change — Implemented policies such as mindfulness/exercise tracking and free workout classes to create an atmosphere that was more conducive to being physically active at work and eating healthier.
Delaware Department of Correction
Emotional Well-Being
Workplace
Environmental Change — Developed a curriculum to educate DDOC staff on the five pillars of wellness: mind, purpose, nutrition, interpersonal connection and body. The success of their current programs has led to DDOC putting additional programs in place.
Christiana Care
Healthy Living
Community with a Shared Interest
Policy Change — Connected inpatient smokers to the Delaware Quitline and worked to visit all smokers at their bedside for a conversation about smoking via an opt-out program. This program led to hundreds of Delaware smokers quitting smoking.
POLYTECH School District
Healthy Living
School
Environmental Change — Developed an initiative which provided nicotine addiction education, resources, and cessation options rather than disciplinary consequences in classrooms where the most vaping incidents were occurring to decrease the number of vaping students.
Khayree Bey
Emotional Well-Being
School
Environmental Change — Implemented a program that teaches students yoga, mindfulness, conflict-resolution, calming strategies, and self-awareness. Also provided these strategies to teachers, parents, and community members.
Delaware Council on Farm and Food Policy
Healthy Living
Town, City, or Neighborhood
System Change — Facilitated information sharing and communication between agencies and organizations to improve the availability of healthy food and work on food insecurity in Delaware.