RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winners

Stories about U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health.

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Each year, RWJF honors and elevates U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey to better health and well-being.

Giving All Residents a Chance to Thrive

Giving All Residents a Chance to Thrive

2016 Culture of Health Prize Winners

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Giving All Residents a Chance to Thrive

The seven communities selected as 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize recipients are honored for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.
The seven communities selected as 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize recipients are honored for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Giving All Residents a Chance to Thrive

The seven communities selected as 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize recipients are honored for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Webcast: 2016 Culture of Health Celebration

RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey interviews 2016 Winners about how they are helping all residents in their communities thrive. “Every day, we are inspired, and instructed, by your example,” said Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey to the 2016 winners. What can your community learn from their stories?

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2017 Call for Applications Now Closed

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health.

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Announcing the 2016 Prize Winners

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced the seven communities selected to receive the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. The winning communities were chosen from a group of nearly 200 applicants.

Learn about the communities who have won this prize

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Lessons from Culture of Health Prize Winners in the Northeast

October 26, 2016 | Blog Post

Culture of Health Prize winners become ambassadors for building a nationwide culture in which everyone has an equal opportunity for health by sharing successes, challenges, and experiences.

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Columbia Gorge Region, Oregon and Washington

September 14, 2016 | Story

To bridge disparities, the people of the Columbia Gorge Region, a 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winner, turned an ordinary requirement from Oregon lawmakers into an extraordinary opportunity to improve the health and wellness of all residents.

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Louisville, Kentucky

September 14, 2016 | Story

Collaboration, data driven decision-making, and a shared commitment to health anchor efforts in Louisville.

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24:1 Community, Missouri

September 14, 2016 | Story

Twenty-four contiguous municipalities northwest of St. Louis, M.O., embrace an “all-for-one” approach to heal their community.

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Manchester, New Hampshire

September 14, 2016 | Story

In the largest city in northern New England, public officials and private sector leaders have taken a data-driven, block-by-block approach to better health.

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Miami-Dade County, Florida

September 14, 2016 | Story

A vibrant, collaborative, and coordinated approach to improved health is happening across a diverse Miami-Dade County, where 51 percent of its almost 2.7 million residents are foreign-born and at least 79 cultures are represented within its borders.

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Santa Monica, California

September 14, 2016 | Story

Santa Monica has been building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community for more than 40 years. The City is taking a data-driven approach to become a true City of Wellbeing where everyone thrives.

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