The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is now accepting applications for the 2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize!
The RWJF Culture of Health Prize celebrates 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, the opportunity to live well. RWJF recognizes that health and well-being are greatly influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. RWJF knows that the safety of our surroundings, and the relationships we have in our families and communities, impact our health outcomes. The Culture of Health Prize elevates the compelling stories of local leaders and community members who together are transforming neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more—so that better health flourishes everywhere.
Up to ten winning communities, including counties, 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 Culture of Health ambassadors and join a Prize Alumni Network to learn with other Prize winners and network locally, regionally, and nationally.
Applications are available here.
RWJF will host an informational webinar on the Culture of Health application process on Wednesday, September 20th at 3pm Eastern. Register for the webinar here.
Learn more about past Prize Winners here.
Please note: the Culture of Health Prize is not a grant. Rather, the Prize recognizes work that has already been accomplished, so there is no required workplan or budget. Competitive applicants must showcase the breadth of work and collaboration happening across the entire community and across sectors, through all phases of the competition.
The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors U.S. communities; submissions representing the work of a single organization will not be considered. To be eligible to apply, a community must be a geographically defined jurisdiction within the United States, such as a county.
Learn more and apply here.