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Deadline: November 1, 2018

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2019 Culture of Health Prize

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that have come together around a commitment to health, opportunity, and equity through collaboration and inclusion, especially with historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health. The Prize honors those communities that are working to give everyone the opportunity to live well, including residents that are often left behind. A Culture of Health recognizes that where people live—access to affordable and stable homes, quality schools, reliable transportation—make a difference in opportunities to thrive, and ultimately all of this profoundly affects a person’s health and well-being. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of community members who are working together to transform neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more—so that better health flourishes everywhere, for everyone.

Amount: Up to 10 winning communities will:

  • Receive a $25,000 cash prize
  • Receive customized communications materials about their community including videos, photos, and stories captured by journalists and other communications professionals
  • Receive strategic communications counsel leading up to, during, and in follow-up to the prize winner announcement
  • Receive national and local promotion of their stories and successes to inspire others’ efforts, including outreach to media, policy stakeholders, and organizational networks
  • Engage in opportunities to build knowledge with other national and community leaders working to build a Culture of Health, including past prize winners through the Prize Alumni Network

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: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2018/2019-rwjf-culture-of-health-prize.html

Note: An informational webinar will be held on September 25, 2018 (online registration requested).

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