The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has recognized 10 extraordinary men and women who are overcoming daunting odds to improve health and health care in disadvantaged or underserved communities across the country. For their work providing vital health services to residents in their own communities, these individuals have been named recipients of RWJF Community Health Leaders Awards.

The 2012 RWJF Community Health Leaders are providing badly-needed health services to help people where they live: refugees grappling with the after-effects of war; low-income workers without insurance; children facing obesity; survivors of sexual violence; senior citizens who live in remote, rural areas; and people with substance addictions.

Now in its 19th year, the RWJF Community Health Leaders Award supports the work of the leaders with a $125,000 award and raises awareness of their extraordinary contributions through national visibility and networking opportunities.

The winners were named at an awards ceremony in San Antonio the evening of Wednesday, October 17th.

View a profile of each of the 2012 award recipients by clicking on the “Browse Contents” tab above.

2012 Community Health Leaders

Ten local heroes are recognized for their extraordinary commitment to improving health and health care. These Community Health Leaders awards honor 10 men and women who have overcome daunting odds to improve the health and quality of life for those in disadvantaged or underserved communities across the country. The 2012 award recipients are working to reduce breast cancer and prescription drug abuse, treat refugees with trauma and depression, and much more.

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2012 RWJF Community Health Leaders

2012 Community Health Leaders

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