Awards

The fight to end childhood obesity is being addressed by everyone from industry leaders to community organizations to individuals – which is the only way we are going to end this crisis.

To highlight some of this work, this year the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is honoring those leaders that are working to make healthier options available to everyone, everywhere, with its third annual Catalyst for Change Awards. Finalists will be announced during the 2018 Innovating a Healthier Future Summit on May 3 and winners will be announced at the PHA Fit to Celebrate Gala in September.

In 2017, PHA was honored to present Learning Care Group with the Partner of the Year Award, EcoSpaces Education with the Impact Award, and Coleman Fung, CEO of Blue Goji, with the Visionary CEO Award.

PHA Partner of the Year Award

The PHA Partner of the Year Award is presented to a partner who is working to ensure the health of our nation’s youth, making healthier choices more affordable and accessible to families and children across the country. The partner must demonstrate how it is executing key strategies beyond the PHA commitment, including focusing on those populations disproportionately impacted by obesity; doing well while doing good; using an innovative approach to address childhood obesity; or creating a ripple effect within their industry. You must be a PHA partner to apply.

To submit your application for the Partner of the Year, please click here.

PHA Impact Award

EcoSpaces Education, accepts Partnership for a Healthier America's 2017 Impact Award, for its work to give kids tools to understand how food shapes our world.

EcoSpaces Education accepted the 2017 Impact Award for its work to give kids tools to understand how food shapes our world.

The PHA Impact Award is presented to a group or an individual who has sparked change at the community level to help build a healthier future. The finalists must demonstrate how the organization or individual is showing measurable impact and outcomes with a focus on populations disproportionately impacted by obesity; collaborating with other organizations in the childhood obesity effort to create a greater impact; or using an innovative approach to address the mission to end childhood obesity. Only organizations that are not PHA partners should apply.

To submit your application for the Impact Award, please click here.

PHA Visionary CEO Award

Coleman Fung, co-founder and CEO of Blue Goji, was awarded PHA's 2017 Visionary CEO Award at the 2017 Fit to Celebrate Gala, for his work to change lives through technology.

Coleman Fung, co-founder and CEO of Blue Goji, was honored with PHA’s 2017 Visionary CEO Award for his work to change lives through technology at the 2017 Fit to Celebrate Gala. Blue Goji

The PHA Visionary CEO Award will be presented to a CEO who is dedicated to making the healthy the easy choice for busy parents and families around the country. The nominee will have demonstrated leadership and vision in the health and wellness space with their work and made strides towards making sure all children are at a healthy weight. This award is for courage, perseverance, dedication, ethics, and the ability to bring about real change for the better of the company, the industry as a whole, and for the lives of the people the CEO touches. This award does not celebrate a company’s success, but rather the exceptional contribution made by the CEO and their leadership. 

Applications are not accepted for this award.

Questions? Please reach out to Rachel Yost at ryost@ahealthieramerica.org or 202-864-6051.