Success Stories

Colorado Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles 

In 2015, the Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles announced two new awards: The Governor’s Award for School Health and Wellness and the Governor’s Award for Worksite Wellness.
“The Colorado Governor's Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles is very proud to be partnering with Health Links Colorado and the Colorado Education Initiative to recognize employers and schools who are leaders in health and wellness in Colorado,” Clayton Ellis, President of the Governor's Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles. “With these fantastic opportunities, we can empower schools and employers to offer healthy working and learning environments throughout our great state." 
Founded in 1975, the bipartisan Council is made up of governor-appointed members and numerous affiliated volunteers, who promote active and healthy lifestyles statewide. The Council is dedicated to making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation.
The 2nd Annual Governor’s Award for Worksite Wellness was presented at the Colorado Culture of Health Conference on April 27, 2016. The Governor's Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles was delighted to present the award to Aspen Skiing Company to recognize their efforts as a State-wide Health Links Healthy Business Leader and their success in creating a culture of health, safety and well-being for their employees, their families, and the greater Aspen community.

Other 2016 nominees included:

  • The City of Fort Collins
  • Sterling-Rice Group
  • Pinnacol Assurance
  • Poudre Valley School District

“Certification of healthy and safe workplaces by Health Links Colorado has become the statewide benchmark for Colorado companies to show that they are committed to the health and well-being of their employees,” said Health Links Colorado Director Liliana Tenney, MPH. “We are delighted that the Governor’s Council will be recognizing the outstanding efforts being made in the Colorado business community.”

The council relies on partnerships with organizations such as the Colorado Education Initiative and the Colorado Business Group on Health, which presents the Culture of Health Conference to raise awareness about the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle for all Coloradans. For more information about the conference visit:
"The Governor's Council has done an excellent job at promoting wellness among schools and worksites around Colorado. We're thrilled to partner with them to promote a culture of health in our state,” said Donna Marshall, Colorado Business Group on Health Executive Director. 
Employers (private, public, non-profit and government) interested in becoming a Certified Healthy Business can Click Here to get recognized and become eligible for the  2017 award. Applications must be received by January 30, 2017.