Working Well Award

Cultivating Wellness Award

Thank you for your interest in this award. The nomination period ended on June 3rd.

The Health & Wellness Coalition is proud to acknowledge the efforts of employers in Sedgwick County who make it a priority to encourage their employees to live a healthy lifestyle. Nominations for this award are welcome through June 3, 2019.

The Working Well Conference will be celebrating its 15th year in 2019. In the past, we’ve recognized employers of different sizes and employers who focus on programs, policy, and place. This year’s award will recognize ONE employer who is making changes that inspire wellness in the workplace.

NEW this year: The finalists of this year’s Cultivating Wellness Award will receive one free conference registration (valued at $100).

Award Timeline
• Nominations are due Monday, June 3, 2019.
• The nominee will receive an application via email, which must be submitted no later than Monday, July 1, 2019.
• Top finalists will be contacted in mid-July & will each receive one free conference registration.
• The winner will be announced at the 2019 Working Well Conference on August 20, 2019.

Award Criteria
• The nominee must be an employer within Sedgwick County to qualify.
• The employer must exemplify the following characteristics:
o A pioneer who is pushing for new, bold initiatives relating to wellness.
o The employer is passionate about wellness and walks the walk, not just talks the talk.
o The employer encourages a healthier, more productive worksite by incorporating comprehensive worksite wellness initiatives
o The employer has senior leadership’s involvement and support with the wellness program.

For more information regarding this award, please contact Shelley Rich at 316.776.8177.

Award Highlights

The Working Well Award is sponsored by the Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita and has been established locally since 2005. This community award is a local grassroots award that does not require purchase of products or advertising. The winner is selected by local professionals.

Past Working Well Winners

2018 Policy: Greater Wichita YMCA, Place: Celebrity Cruises, Program: City of Wichita
2017 Policy: City of Derby, Place: Professional Engineering Consultants, Program: Wichita Public Schools
2016 South Central Kansas Education Service Center, City of Derby, Textron Aviation
2015 Via Christi Health, Royal Caribbean, Derby Recreation Commission
2014 Bombardier Learjet, Hightouch Technologies, Vermillion, Inc.
2013 Spirit Aerosystems, Meritrust Credit Union, South Central Education Service Center
2012 Cessna Aircraft Company, IMA of Kansas, ICM
2011 Cessna Aircraft Company, IMA of Kansas, Meritrust Credit Union
2010 Bombardier Learjet, City of Derby, Start Thinking
2009 Westar Energy, Greteman Group, Royal Caribbean Cruises
2008 NORDAM, High Touch, Breakthrough Club of Sedgwick County
2007 Frontier Oil Refining Company, Preferred Health Systems, Spirit
2006 Spirit
2005 Love Box Company

Byron G. Stout IV Spotlight on Wellness Award

Meritrust is proud to honor the memory of its champion of wellness, Byron Stout, with the Byron G. Stout IV Spotlight on Wellness Award. Nominations for this award are welcome now through June 17, 2019. Mr. Stout passed away in June 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.

About the Award

Mr. Stout’s passion for wellness, concern for others and the positive example he displayed in his life inspired Team Meritrust and those in our community. As a leader of Meritrust’s corporate culture, he was committed to the pillars of wellness (physical, emotional, financial, community) and encouraged others to live balanced, happy lives. Mr. Stout was instrumental in envisioning and creating a comprehensive wellness program for the employees of Meritrust.

This award will recognize one individual annually who is making changes that inspire all areas of wellness in the workplace and in the community.

The nomination form and additional information is available here

For more information regarding this award, please contact Shanda Barnes at 316.651.5198.