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Challenge runs October 24th-December 5th!

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Fort HealthCare is excited to present to you the annual Slimdown community weight loss/weight maintenance challenge. The challenge will take place from Tuesday, October 24th through Tuesday December 5th and will be done entirely physically distanced and virtually.

The goal of Fort HealthCare community challenges is to offer an opportunity to improve overall health and well-being by encouraging individuals to get moving, eat healthfully, and increase quality of life. For 2023, the weekly health information and different challenge opportunities will include the theme “Healthy Holiday Survival Guide”.

Challenge Overview

The Fort HealthCare Slimdown Challenge is a 6-week-long online challenge that invites all local community members to utilize available tools and seek motivation to live healthier, more active lifestyles while losing some unwanted pounds/maintaining your weight and improving overall health.

Whether you are looking to lose weight, lower blood pressure, eat well, move more, reduce stress, or feel better, the Slimdown Challenge is your opportunity to make it happen.

Weight will be self-reported at the beginning and end of the Challenge and will be on the honor system. Individuals looking to lose weight will be encouraged to lose 1 pound per week, for a total of 6 pounds over the course of the challenge.

However, we know that weight is not a total determinant of health. Engage in the process, focus on healthy habits, and the destination – weight loss, lower blood pressure, less stress, feeling better – will come. Therefore, all participants will have the opportunity to win incentives no matter their weight loss goals as long as challenge tasks are completed. Prizes will be posted below.

How to participate

Sign up for the challenge will open on Friday September 29th and will be available through Monday October 30th at 11:59pm in the Cerner Wellness Portal.

  • Returning challenge participants: Visit the Fort HealthCare Cerner Wellness Website HERE and use your email and password to log in to the Wellness Portal.
  • New challenge participants: Fill out the form below, and wait to receive instructions on finalizing your account via email:

Community Challenge Pre-Registration

Complete the following form if you are a NEW PARTICIPANT. Further instructions will be sent to you via email after submitting the below form. All information MUST be correct before submitting this form. If you have a Fort HealthCare My Compass Account, please use the same email address for this pre-registration as you would for My Compass.

Why participate?

Now, more than ever, it’s important for our community members to be focusing on health, and the holiday season is no exception. By focusing on losing or maintaining weight, you are working to change your lifestyle habits which in turn will help to boost your immune system, decrease your health numbers, improve your mood and self-esteem, and allow you to be a part of a healthy community!

Weekly tasks

  • Logging your weight
  • Reading the education
  • Taking a short survey

All tasks will open on Tuesdays and must be entered online/completed by Monday evenings by 11:59pm in order to be eligible for the weekly and grand prizes. Grand prize winners will be announced by December 12th, 2023.

Slimdown Prizes

We know that good health is the best ‘prize’ there is! However, we want to celebrate our participant’s successes, and have some fun along the way. Check out the great prizes for 2023:

2023 Slimdown Challenge Prizes

Weekly Winners

Week 1: 

Week 2: 

Week 3: 

Week 4: 

Week 5: 

Week 6: 


Overall Winners: Lost 1-4lbs.

Overall Winners: Lost 4-6+ lbs.

Overall Winners: Maintain Healthy BMI

*Prize winners are randomly selected from list of all that were eligible in this category, and completed all weekly tasks on time*

2023 FAQs

Questions? Check out the Slimdown 2023 FAQs or don’t hesitate to reach out to Community Health & Wellness by emailing

Share your progress, successes, and stories to be the healthiest you can be throughout Slimdown and beyond on Facebook.