Established in 2007, the Health & Wellbeing Awards is now the UK's premier awards scheme for promoting health and wellbeing.
The Awards recognise and celebrate a wide range of activities, policies and strategies that empower communities and individuals, improve the population’s health and address the wider social determinants of health.
The assessment criteria are based on the principles of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and subsequent international declarations which call for action to achieve ‘Health for All’.
Celebrating best practice
There are seven categories representing the breadth and reach of public health projects and programmes:
Arts & Health Award - supported by the Philipp Family Foundation
Children & Young People Award - supported by the England and Wales Cricket Board
Community Health Development Award - supported by Irwin Mitchell
Health & Wellbeing in Workplaces - supported by Medigold Health
Healthier Lifestyles Award - supported by Silentnight Group
Health on the High Street Award - supported by the End High Cost Credit Alliance
Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Award - supported by GambleAware
Category winners have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award, while all finalists will be considered for two special commendations to be given by Public Health England (PHE).
The winners are revealed at the annual RSPH Awards ceremony.