2024 Update: We are thrilled to announce that as part of our commitment to growth and clarity in our mission, we have officially changed our name from The Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council to The Mayor’s Health & Well-Being Council.

While our name may have changed, our dedication to making Austin the healthiest community in the nation remains steadfast. We are excited about this new chapter and look forward to continuing our journey with you.


The Mayor’s Health & Well-Being Council (MHWC), previously known as The Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council, is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, founded in 2004. Its vision is for Austin to be the healthiest community in the country. Its mission is to support and inspire people to improve their health by encouraging physical activity, improved nutrition, health education & preventative services, and tobacco-free living.

The council is focused on providing community connections, building alliances & supporting the implementation of best practices and programs to improve health & well-being and truly affect positive change to healthy lifestyles.

Want to join? Send us an email at [email protected].


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Austin Business Group On Health

Austin Business Group on Health

A community of employers who focus on the health and well-being of their employees.​

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MHWC Workplace Partner Certification

A workplace wellness partnering program for Austin-based organizations of all types and sizes.

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MHWC Workplace Certified Partners

View the list of MHWC Workplace Certified Partners to see if your organization is already participating.

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Mayor’s Healthiest Workplaces

The Mayor’s Healthiest Workplaces Awards recognize Austin/Travis County’s top employers that have fostered a work environment that encourages health and wellness.

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Mayor’s Healthiest Schools

Highlighting schools that have implemented healthy changes to create school environments that support the health and well-being of students.

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Faith Community Recognition

Highlights faith communities for achieving health-focused goals to support their congregation’s overall wellness.

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