Your community could win $25K through the Culture of Health Prize

by Robert Abare

Every year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) honors US communities that are making strides and setting an example in the effort to lead more people to lead healthy lifestyles through the Culture of Health Prize. Up to 10 winners will receive a $25,000 prize, along with the opportunity to share their strategies and accomplishments with the nation through RWJF.

The Culture of Health prize recognizes and celebrates communities where businesses, nonprofits, civic organizations, law enforcement, and schools are joining forces to improve health and overall wellbeing.

What are the judges looking for?

There are many ways a community can built a Culture of Health, including:  health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment. Judges will look to see that applicant communities are taking action across these areas.  Judges will also look to see how a community responds to the unique needs of its citizens, and are particularly interested in seeing effective changes in education, employment/income, family and social support, and community safety.

Who is eligible to apply?

As the Culture of Health PrizeTown, village, borough, and other local incorporated places • City • County or parish • Federally-recognized tribe • Native Hawaiian organization serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians in Hawaii • Region (such as contiguous towns, cities, or counties) 4 Submissions representing the work of a single organization will not be considered. Neighborhoods, states and unincorporated local communities are not eligible to apply. 



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