Extraordinary things are happening in Montana to improve health through physical activity and nutrition programs, projects, and policies. Individuals and organizations are employing creative solutions that maximize resources in schools, workplaces, and communities to promote healthy choices and behaviors. Eat Right Montana and Action for Healthy Kids would like to recognize those individuals and organizations through the inaugural Health Hero Award.
The purpose of the award program is to acknowledge and celebrate the great efforts by those working to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity choices and behaviors to improve the well-being of all Montanans. Anyone in Montana who works with or knows of these individuals and organizations is encouraged to submit a nomination describing how the nominee made a noteworthy contribution to their organization, community, or the state as a whole.
From left to right: Stacey Rossmiller, Haley McKnight (on behalf of Kurt Marthaller, Robert Worthy,
Dave Thomas, Nonie Woolf and Danielle Antelope (FAST Blackfeet), Edward Christensen
The nomination period for the 2019 Health Hero Awards opens April 5th, 2019 and closes December 31, 2019. Nominations are reviewed by the Health Hero Award Committee made up of Eat Right Montana and Action for Healthy Kids members.
Awards are presented at the annual Rural Health Institute's Healthy Communities Conference in April 2020.