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Wellness Challenge


The ADHA and The ADHA Institute for Oral Health (IOH) are excited to bring you the ADHA – IOH Wellness Challenge at the ADHA 2023 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, July 6 - 9! 


Participate in some friendly competition with your peers as you engage in various fitness and wellness activities and work your way up the leaderboard. Strive to exceed your Challenge Goals, find opportunities to boost your points, and earn chances to win exciting giveaways. All participants can earn extra points through the daily bonus wellness activities listed below.

Challenge starts on Friday, July 7 at 12:01 a.m. CT and ends on Sunday, July 9 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

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 Register below for the Wellness Challenge and help raise funds for The ADHA Institute for Oral Health Foundation (IOH), a national foundation for the important work of dental hygienists. Funds directly support IOH scholarship and grant programs!


​Individuals can join teams and track their progress in real-time in the Challenge app and on the Leaderboard at the Wellness Challenge booth. Get started today by registering below.

To Join:

1) Download the "Heka Well" challenge app:

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2) Set up your Challenge Account:

  • Launch the Challenge app and select the "ADHA IOH WELLNESS CHALLENGE" from the list

  • Enter the Activation Code (Sent in your registration email)

  • Complete the in-app registration, including the user profile 

    • Create a Team, join an existing Team, or choose "No Team"

    • Compete against other Teams based on average points. View the Team rankings along with the rankings of your teammates in the Team Leaderboard

  • Pair your supported activity tracker ​​


3) Start Moving!

  • To sync your step data to the app, select 'Tap to sync steps' at the top of the dashboard

  • Please sync your step data at least one time per 24 hour period and before the Challenge end time to make sure all your steps count!


Questions?  Check our FAQ here.


To help you achieve your Challenge goals, earn daily bonus points by engaging in various activities. Tap the Bonus Activities button in the Heka Well app and choose from among the activities listed below:

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Scan-In: Use the in-app Scan-In feature to scan the QR codes located at the various booths and events:

1. Stop by any of these scheduled special events. Scan the three (3) QR codes and earn 500 bonus points each:

  • Friday, July 7 – Friday Night Reception, Off-site at the Tao Nightclub

  • Saturday, July 8 – President’s Dinner at the Marriott Marquis - Grand Horizon Ballroom

2. Scan-In at the following locations any time, July 7 - 9 for the indicated bonus points.

  • Membership Booth (once daily 500 points) 

  • Merchandise Boutique - When you make a purchase (once daily 1,000 points)

3. Scan- In at the following locations on July 7 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and  July 8 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. for the indicated bonus points.

  • Hygienist Proud Puppy Play Pen  (once per day 500 points)

  • Wellness Challenge Check-in (once per day 500 points)

4. Stop by the "Future Oral Healthcare Pavilion" in the Pre-function Area and scan-in on July 7 & 8 from 6:00 am - 5:00 pm to earn 500 bonus points.

5. Join us at the "Networking Lounge" in the Hyatt Regency - Tap Room on July 7 between 6:00 am - 5:00 pm to scan-in and earn 250 bonus points 


6. Stop by the "IOH Booth" in the Pre-function Area and make a donation to earn 500 bonus points (maximum 5 donation bonuses per day).

Activity LogEngage in various activities in addition to walking — ranging from aerobics, gardening, rowing, and swimming to basketball, kickboxing, rock-climbing and more. Select the activity from the in-app list, enter the time spent and receive your points (based on step-equivalents). Logging activities for points credits is based on an honor system. Maximum three (3) activity entries per day.


Activity Milestone Prizes

All participants reaching an activity milestone below will be eligible to pick up a prize from the Wellness Challenge booth:

  • 10,000 points

  • 25,000 points

  • 50,000 points

  • Over 100,000 points

Be sure to stop by the Wellness Challenge Check-In Booth to receive your Activity Milestone Prizes!

Pick Your Prize - Vintage ADHA-IOH Branded Items after you achieve each Activity Milestone listed above. Prizes available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

ADHA Lunch Bag  |  Bucket Hats   |   Tank Tops   |  Fanny Packs  |  Martini Shacks

Daily Leaderboard Drawings

All participants who are ranked on the Leaderboard at the end of each day as indicated below will be entered into a daily raffle for the following prizes:

Friday, July 7 - Daily Challenge

The TOP 25 Participants are eligible to be entered into a drawing to win complimentary registration to ADHA24.  Winner will be announced on Saturday, July 8, at 9:00am in the ADHA Conference App.  *ADHA will contact the winner with instructions on how to redeem their prize.  Only one (1) attendee can win and cannot qualify to win any other daily challenge prizes.

Saturday, July 8 - Daily Challenge

The TOP 15 Participants are eligible to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win the following prize package: complimentary registration to ADHA24 and a $100 gift card. Winner will be announced on Sunday, July 8, at 9:00am in the ADHA Conference App. 

Sunday, July 9 - Final Leaderboard Challenge 

The TOP 5 participants on the final cumulative leaderboard are eligible to be entered into our grand prize drawing for: complimentary registration to ADHA24, and complimentary round trip economy airfare.  Winners will be announced Monday, July 10, at 9:00 am in the ADHA Conference App.  *ADHA will contact the winner with instructions on how to redeem their prize.  Only one (1) attendee can win and cannot qualify to win any other daily challenge prizes.

The TOP TEAM on the final cumulative leaderboard will receive up to five (5) complimentary full registrations to ADHA24, and a surprise full of unique New Orleans flavor! 

ADHA and IOH staff are not eligible for any incentives or prizes associated with this Challenge.

If you have any questions, contact the support team here, email us at, or visit the Wellness Challenge Check-in Booth in the Prefuction Hall (near registration).

* Supported activity trackers and operating systems

** Bonus Activities:

  1. On the Challenge app's main dashboard, tap the Bonus Activities selector.

  2. Press the Scan-Inor Activity Log button and follow the app instruction to receive your bonus steps.

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