Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2017 Culture of Health PrizeDeadline: November 3, 2016
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments that will enable everyone, especially those facing the greatest challenges, with the opportunity to live well. A Culture of Health recognizes that health and wellbeing are greatly influenced by where people live, work, the safety of surroundings, and the relationships people have in their families and communities. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of local leaders and community members who are coming together to create conditions for health and prosperity by transforming neighborhoods, schools, and businesses—so that good health flourishes everywhere.
Amount: Up to 10 winning communities will:
- Receive a $25,000 cash prize
- Have their stories and successes celebrated broadly to inspire others toward locally-driven change
- Engage with other national and community leaders as ambassadors for building a Culture of Health across America
- Join a Prize Alumni Network to learn with other Prize winners and network locally, regionally, and nationally
Eligibility: Communities that are based in the U.S. and fall into one of the following categories: town, village, borough, or other local incorporated place; city; county or parish; federally-recognized tribe; Native Hawaiian organization serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians in Hawaii; or region (such as contiguous towns, cities, or counties).