Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Culture of Health PrizeDeadline: September 17, 2014
The Robert Wood Johnson (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize recognizes and celebrates communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to make change—change that will enable all in our diverse society to lead healthy lives now and for generations to come. The prize is awarded annually by RWJF to honor communities that are working to build a Culture of Health and to elevate the powerful stories of local leaders and community members that are coming together to implement solutions that give everyone the opportunity for a healthy life. America has long spent more than any other nation on building a health care system primarily focused on treating people once they are sick. The prize honors those communities that are committed to not only providing access to good quality care, but also to addressing the barriers to better health by transforming our neighborhoods, schools, and businesses so that good health flourishes.
Judging criteria includes:
- Defining health in the broadest possible terms, including clinical care, health behaviors, social and economic factors, and the physical environment.
- Committing to sustainable systems changes and policy-oriented long-term solutions.
- Cultivating a shared and deeply-held belief in the importance of equal opportunity for health.
- Harnessing the collective power of leaders, partners and community members.
- Securing and making the most of available resources.
- Measuring and sharing progress and results.
Amount: Ten awards of $25,000 each will be made.
Eligibility: A community must be based in the United States and fall into one of the following categories: Town; City; County; Tribe or Tribal Community; or Region (such as contiguous towns, cities, or counties). Submissions representing the work of a single organization or initiative will not be considered.