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The 2022 Empire Whole Health Heroes Awards:

Nominate an individual or organization committed to innovation and leadership

Leaders from all industries are invited to nominate individuals or entities: colleagues, peers, themselves, or organizations. Tell us how they are:

  • Innovating a drug, medical treatment or procedure. This covers, but is not limited to, an innovation as it related to asthma, cancer or diabetes treatments, as well as the heart health of New Yorkers. 
  • Implementing (or have established) employee wellness strategies within their organization to promote mental and overall health.
  • Advancing financial health in their community. Have they demonstrated a passion in using their influence to advance their financial health within their community or for the benefit of New York’s underserved communities? This could include offering financial wellness programs to help individuals take control of their finances, reduce financial anxiety and set them on the path to better health. 
  • Improving social health in their organization and their broader community. Used their influence to advance social health within their organization and broader community. This could include nominee’s charitable or philanthropic work, company sustainability efforts, etc. 
  • Empire will celebrate the 25 honorees at an event and feature them in a special section in Crain’s New York Business at the end of the year. Honorees will also be recognized at a New York Mets game to celebrate with friends and family.

Deadline to submit a nomination is 11:59 PM on Sept. 16, 2022. Click here to nominate. 

Criteria & Eligibility:

The candidate must be employed full-time, or be in his/her current business industry, for a minimum of five years, in the New York metropolitan area (includes all five boroughs as well as Long Island, Westchester and Rockland counties).
Candidates are welcome to submit a nomination across all industries demonstrating how their leadership made a distinguished impact according to any of the following criteria:

  • Led the innovation of a drug or medical treatment, new testing procedure, etc. This covers, but is not limited to, an innovation as it related to asthma, cancer or diabetes treatments, as well as the heart health of New Yorkers. 
  • Established and implemented employee wellness strategies within their organization to promote mental and overall health.
  • Demonstrated a passion in using their influence to advance their financial health within their community or for the benefit of New York’s underserved communities. This could include offering financial wellness programs to help individuals take control of their finances, reduce financial anxiety and set them on the path to better health. 
  • Used their influence to advance social health within their organization and broader community. This could include nominee’s charitable or philanthropic work, company sustainability efforts, etc. 

Submit a short essay (suggested 300-500 words) explaining why the candidate stands out as someone who is committed to the wellness of New Yorkers, as it relates to any of the above criteria. Specifically, how did this candidate make a difference? How did her/his action(s) improve New Yorkers’ overall health and/or wellness?

Twenty-five honorees will be selected. Empire will celebrate the 25 honorees at an event and feature them in a special section in Crain’s New York Business at the end of the year. Honorees will also be recognized at a New York Mets game to celebrate with friends and family.

Deadline to submit a nomination is 11:59 PM on September 16, 2022. Click here to nominate. 

Crain’s New York Business newsroom is not involved in the judging or selecting of the honorees.

 

Additional nomination details.

Judging

The judging process will be completed on or before September 30, 2022. All eligible nominations received will be judged by a panel of Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Crain’s New York Business Content Studio representatives whose evaluations will determine the 25 recipients of the “2022 Empire Whole Health Heroes Awards” from among the nominees under consideration. 

Judging and selection of the finalists is independent of the Crain’s New York Business newsroom.

Nominations

Nominations may only be submitted online via the designated form. Mail-in nominations will not be accepted. Nominations must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on September 16, 2022.

Notification and Recognition

Empire will celebrate the 25 honorees at an event and feature them in a special section in Crain’s New York Business at the end of the year. Honorees will also be recognized at a New York Mets game to celebrate with friends and family.

Crain’s New York Business will notify the honorees of the “2022 Empire Whole Health Heroes Awards” by September 30, 2022. Crain’s New York Business newsroom is not involved in the judging or the selecting of the honorees.

Employees of Anthem, Inc., Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Crain’s New York Business associated with these awards, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.

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