Nominations are submitted through an online form and must be submitted by or before the deadline. Follow the Get Active Kansas Facebook page for information on when the nomination form opens and the deadline to submit by. Nominators will be asked to provide the following information and responses to questions on the nomination form:
- Nominee contact information
- Nominator contact information
- How does the work of this individual or organization go above and beyond what is expected through normal job or organizational responsibilities related to modeling, encouraging, and promoting health and fitness?
- How does the work of this individual or organization overcome health inequities that lead to sedentary lifestyles and/or undernourishment?
- What is the breadth or scope of influence, i.e. how far-reaching are efforts to model, encourage, and promote health and fitness?
- What is the sustainability of the activities, i.e. how do you expect the nominee's activities to continue?
- What is the health impact of the efforts related to this nomination, i.e. how does the work of the nominee have a lasting and measurable impact related to improving health and fitness in Kansas?
To support the mission and goals of the Kansas Governor's Council on Fitness by recognizing and promoting exemplary contributions to health and fitness in Kansas.
Eligible nominees include individuals and organizations such as volunteers, schools, communities, employers, media organizations, and policy makers.
One outstanding individual and one outstanding organization that has done exemplary work to model, encourage, and promote health and fitness in Kansas will be honored each year. Awardees will be honored at the annual Community Health Promotion Summit.
The following are offered as examples of the wide variety of individuals and organizations which may be considered for nomination and are not intended to limit nominations to a particular category.
Examples of Individual Nominees:
- An outstanding volunteer who provides exemplary leadership and advocacy to promote healthy, physically active lifestyles in a local community or on a regional basis.
- A teacher who has gone over and above normal job expectations and provided inspiration and leadership in implementing activities, polices or programs, or in changing the lifestyles of students, families, faculty, and staff.
- A reporter who has demonstrated outstanding coverage of physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
- An employee who has gone over and above normal job expectations in modeling, encouraging, and promoting health and fitness in their workplace or through their business.
- An individual who has provided leadership in advancing public policy supportive of healthy lifestyles in Kansas.
- A city planner who has prioritized action on health inequities in city planning efforts to promote safe, activity friendly routes in all neighborhoods.
Examples of Organizational Nominees:
- A school or business that has implemented policies, programs, and/or infrastructure to support and promote healthful eating, physical activity, and tobacco-free lifestyles.
- A local community that has adopted policies, offers programs, and provides accessible facilities/infrastructure to support access to physical activity, local foods and tobacco-free places.
- A local food retailer that responds to community requests to invest in an area that has poor access to healthy foods.
- A newspaper, television station, radio station that has demonstrated outstanding coverage of physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
- A local, state, or national group that has provided leadership in advancing public policy supportive of healthy lifestyles in Kansas.