Meet the RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winners

These six communities are beacons of hope and progress for healthier people and families. They were selected from more than 250 applicants, and are leading some of the nation’s most innovative efforts to build a national Culture of Health.

Building a Culture of Health

Building a Culture of Health means building a society where getting healthy and staying healthy is a fundamental and guiding social value that helps define American culture. The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors communities which place a high priority on health and bring partners together to drive local change.

Six communities, selected from more than 250 across the nation, received a no-strings attached $25,000 cash prize in recognition of their accomplishments.  

Prize communities are leading some of the nation’s most innovative efforts to build a Culture of Health. These communities are beacons of hope and progress for healthier people and families.

 

See our 2014 Prize Winners

See our 2014 Prize Winners

See our 2014 Prize Winners

See our 2014 Prize Winners

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize goal is to raise awareness and inspire locally-driven change across the country. Watch and learn about our 2014 winners. 

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize goal is to raise awareness and inspire locally-driven change across the country. Watch and learn about our 2014 winners. 

See our 2014 Prize Winners

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize goal is to raise awareness and inspire locally-driven change across the country. Watch and learn about our 2014 winners. 

Six Communities on the Road to Health

Six communities building a Culture of Health, representing places large and small from across the nation, the prize communities signify solutions-driven leadership at its finest.

Meet these diverse communities to discover their innovative ideas on creating healthier places to live. 

2014 Culture of Health Prize Winners

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Williamson, WV: Big Impact on Few Resources

October 13, 2014

In the heart of central Appalachia coal country, Williamson is committed to improving health and expanding economic development.

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Taos Pueblo, NM: “We’re Taking Responsibility for Our Destiny”

October 13, 2014

The Taos Pueblo community of northern New Mexico is drawing on its cultural traditions to address modern challenges.

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Buncombe County: A Culture of Health Taking Root

October 13, 2014

By creating a broad collaboration of community partners, Buncombe County is on a path to long-term and sustainable change.

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Brownsville, TX: Breaking Down Barriers to Wellness

October 13, 2014

Brownsville is highly successful in promoting active lifestyles and demonstrates the strength of community partnerships in action.

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Durham, NC: The Durham Way

October 13, 2014

To build a healthier community, Durham County is harnessing locally driven revitalization efforts to address the many factors that impact health.

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Spokane County, WA: Improving Education for Better Health and Stronger Futures

October 13, 2014

Recognizing the powerful impact education has on long-term health, Spokane is improving health by expanding educational opportunities that empower young people.

improving community health

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize was launched to further the work of the County Healthy Rankings & Roadmaps program, which aims to educate the public and policy-makers on the multiple factors that influence community health—such as education, economic conditions, and the physical environment—and to provide solutions that will improve community health.