The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is officially accepting applications for the 2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize.
The RWJF Culture of Health Prize (the Prize) elevates and honors communities that are at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity and equity for all. The Prize, a collaboration between RWJF and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, is open to all communities - urban, rural, tribal, large or small. Counties are essential to addressing health inequity by fostering healthier people, families and places.
Up to 10 winners will receive:
- A $25,000 prize.
- Communications funds to help share their story. Communities will have the opportunity to determine the communications tools that will best support their work.
- Strategic guidance and training from communications professionals. Communities will receive support and resources to aid in the national and local promotion of their stories and training to improve media skills.
- National and local promotion. To inspire others’ efforts, community stories will be shared through outreach to media, policymakers and networks of organizations.
- Opportunities to expand networks. Winners will have opportunities to connect with other national and local leaders working to build a Culture of Health, including past Prize-winning communities.
The application deadline is October 15, 2020.
Prize communities continue to inspire the nation with real-life examples of local leaders and community members bringing partners together to transform neighborhoods, schools, businesses and more so that better health flourishes for everyone.
The RWJF Culture of Health Prize applies to 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.