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Deadline: November 3, 2017

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2018 Culture of Health Prize

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 barriers to good health, with the opportunity to live well. A Culture of Health recognizes that health and wellbeing are greatly influenced by where people live, learn, work, and play; 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 together are transforming neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more—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
  • 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: city, town, village, borough, or other municipality with a publicly elected governing body; county or parish; federally-recognized tribe or a state-designated Indian reservation; Native Hawaiian organization serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians in Hawaii; and region (such as contiguous towns, cities, or counties). Neighborhoods and states are not eligible to apply.

Link: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/chr-prize6.html

Note: An informational webinar will be held on September 20, 2017 (online registration requested).

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