Annual Celebration


Thanks to everyone who joined us on July 20, 2023, for the 10th Annual Working for a Healthier Tennessee Celebration!

We're deeply proud of the energy, effort and care put into your Wellness Councils, agencies and employees' lives. Congratulations to all agencies who reached platinum, gold and silver, and to the 2023 special recognition award winners!

Our team would like to thank Eugene Neubert, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Finance & Administration and Laurie Lee, executive director of Benefits Administration, for taking the time to help host our event. Another special thanks to ActiveHealth Management, Optum and RetireReadyTN for being informative guest speakers!

Please follow us on FacebookInstagram and YouTube for updates, videos, motivation to stay healthy, recipes, wellness tips, news about upcoming live workouts and other events, health observances and more!

Here's to a terrific fiscal year 2024!

Photo Booth  

Thanks for stopping by our photo booth during the celebration. Enjoy these fun pics! Click the image below to open the photo gallery.

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Journey from 2013 to 2023

Time travel throughout the past 10 years to see some familiar faces! Click the image below to open the photo gallery.

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Achievement Level Award Winners

This is the first year Wellness Councils can achieve platinum. This level represents agencies who have shown consistency in workplace wellness programming and maintained gold achievement level for two fiscal years in a row.

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Children's Services
  • Department of Commerce & Insurance
  • Department of Correction
  • Department of Finance & Administration
  • Department of General Services
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Labor & Workforce Development
  • Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
  • Department of Military
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of Transportation

To achieve gold, agencies show consistency in workplace wellness programming throughout the fiscal year. They've organized and promoted wellness activities to meet the needs of their employees in our focus areas (well-being, physical activity and healthy eating).

  • Department of Economic & Community Development

Silver achievement level represents agencies who have shown consistency in workplace wellness program in our focus areas and have built a solid foundation to which will allow the initiative to continue to grow.

  • Department of Education
  • Department of Safety & Homeland Security

Special Recognition Award Winners

This Wellness Council has show improvement in their efforts over the last fiscal year to organize and promote wellness activities that meet the needs of their employees. These efforts may include strengthening their agency's Wellness Council, improving Wellness Council communications and/or trying different strategies to engage and inspire their workforce.

  • Commission on Aging & Disability

This award recognizes a Wellness Council that excels at reaching all their employees and keeping them in-the-know about workplace wellness events, activities and resources.

  • Department of General Services
  • Department of Revenue

The Engagement Award recognizes the Wellness Council that moves the masses - providing their employees with activities they want to join so they keep coming back for more.

  • Department of Human Resources

This Wellness Council goes beyond Working for a Healthier Tennessee's quarterly activity lists, and comes up with out-of-the-box ideas to engage co-workers in health and wellness activities.

  • Department of Human Services

This is a Wellness Council that's intentional about including and engaging employees you won't often find working at a traditional desk.

  • Department of Correction
  • Department of Transportation

These employees are super star Wellness Council members who always have a positive attitude and are constantly encouraging their co-workers to engage in health and wellness activities to live healthier lives.

  • Lauren Vaden - Department of Human Services
  • Kelly Cortesi - Department of Revenue
  • Venus Singleton - Department of Children's Services

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