The Healthiest State Initiative has announced the finalists for the 2021 Healthiest State Annual Awards. Individuals, communities, K-12 schools, early care providers, out-of-school programs, health care providers and workplaces will be recognized for their efforts to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of Iowans in virtual award ceremonies during the week of Feb.  15. All finalists will participate in virtual awards ceremonies that will be aired Feb. 15-18 on Facebook Live. Winners will be announced and awarded a monetary gift to continue their work in 2021. The Healthiest State Annual Awards are sponsored by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, HealthPartners UnityPoint Health and Nemours. Iowans are invited to tune in to the 2021 Healthiest State Annual Virtual Awards during the week of Feb. 15 on the Healthiest State Initiative Facebook page. The list of finalists can be found here. A full awards schedule will be posted in the weeks leading up to the events at