What: The sixth annual Mayor’s Health & Fitness Awards will recognize partners and announce winners of the Mayor’s Healthiest Schools Awards during a ceremony at City Hall. These awards and certifications highlight Austin area elementary and middle schools that have implemented best practices to promote health and well-being. In addition to recognizing healthy schools, the Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council (MHFC) will also recognize the Faith Community Health Partnership designed to focus on physical, mental and spiritual health.
This year, the MHFC recognizes 23 certified exemplary schools as well as the winners of the Mayor’s Healthiest Schools awards. In addition, two Faith Community Health Partnerships will be recognized.
MHFC is a nonprofit organization that aspires for Austin to be one of the fittest and healthiest communities in America. MHFC partners with the City of Austin and Austin Public Health to encourage schools, worksites and faith-based community partners to improve our community’s health. MHFC was created in 2004 to inspire policies and programs geared toward nutrition, mental health, physical activity, tobacco-free living and mother-friendly accommodations. For more information visit mhfcaustin.org.
Who: Mayor's Health & Fitness Council
When: Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, 9 - 11 a.m.
Where: City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street
About Austin Public Health
Austin Public Health is the health department for the City of Austin and Travis County. Austin Public Health works to prevent disease, promote health and protect the well-being of all by monitoring and preventing infectious diseases and environmental threats and educating about the benefits of preventative behaviors to avoid chronic diseases and improve health outcomes.