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2023 Applications will open Soon!

Get the recognition your community deserves!

Make this the year your community takes its place alongside the Celebrating Healthy West Virginia community champions!

Each year, leaders like you take the time to apply. Apply for recognition and share the amazing ways your community comes together, creates opportunities, and improves the health of your neighbors.

It’s your community’s turn to shine!

Even if you’ve been recognized before, there are plenty of fantastic reasons to apply again. For 2022, along with a new name and streamlined benchmarks, we’ve added a few more benefits to support communities:

Funding will be available this year to help recognized communities work on benchmarks not achieved.

A new Technical Assistance approach is here to help you get all the points you deserve!
We want to see each community get the best score possible. In addition to the resource guides and tools, throughout the application season, our team will host online Q&A sessions to help communities successfully complete their application. We will also provide live support at the TryThisWV conference in June.

Get Actionable Advice
Each community that applies will get a report card with feedback, expert advice, and links to resources to help them sustain and grow their efforts.

Get celebrated for going above and beyond!
In addition to the Gold, Silver, and Bronze scoring recognitions, this year we are introducing special recognitions for communities that are making significant impacts in specific areas like health equity, trail access, healthy food systems, and more!

How to Apply for 2023:

  1. Click the button below to sign up to be notified when  access to the 2023 application will open
  2. Build your local team
  3. Get helpful technical support
  4. Tell your story
  5. Celebrate your community!

FYI ... 2022 Recognition program dates:

  • May 16th: Applications open
  • June 2nd: Online TA sessions begin
  • June 17-18th: Live application support at the Try This WV conference
  • June 24th: Last day to register to apply
  • July 15th: Applications due!
  • August: Recognition ceremony at the West Virginia State Fair!
Local news covering a healthy cooking demonstration at the Martinsburg Farmers Market

Check out the FAQs or Contact Us to learn more.

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