Governor's Wellness Awards for 2016 Include Gothenburg & Lexington

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Human Services (DHHS) recently announced 2016’s recipients of the Governor’s Wellness Award. 
Lexington Public Schools and Country Partners Cooperative based in Gothenburg were among the 44 Nebraska employers representing 28 different communities that were selected. 
“Nebraska businesses are empowering employees to make an investment in their own health through coaching, preventive screenings, and health education and opportunities to increase physical activity, eat healthier, quit tobacco, and manage stress,” said Judy Martin, DHHS Deputy Director of Community and Environmental Health.
The Governor’s Wellness Award has two categories.  The Sower Award recognizes workplaces that have established quality wellness programs.  The Grower Award takes it to the next level, and honors businesses and organizations demonstrating significant improvement in employee health behaviors.  
Lexington Schools and Country Partners were selected as Grower award recipients. 

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