A Culture of Health recognizes that health and well-being are greatly influenced by where we live, learn, work, and play; the safety of our surroundings; and the relationships we have in our families and communities.
The Culture of Health Prize of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recognizes American 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. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of local leaders and community members who together are transforming neighbourhoods, schools, businesses, and more in an innovative and sustainable kind of way – so that better health flourishes everywhere. Because the Prize recognizes whole communities, applicants must think beyond their own individual organizations and initiatives to what has been accomplished across the community.
Applications will be judged based on these criteria:
- Defining health in the broadest possible terms
- Committing to sustainable systems changes and policy-oriented long-term solutions
- Creating conditions that give everyone a fair and just opportunity to reach their best possible 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
Application Deadline: 03.11.2017, 03:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
With the exception of previous Prize winners and 2017 finalists, all applicants are eligible to (re-)apply.
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