Each year, RWJF honors and elevates U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey to better health and well-being.
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Apply now to receive up to $25,000 and have your stories and successes celebrated broadly to inspire others toward locally-driven change. Deadline: November 03, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET.
Learn about the communities who have won this prize
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.
Twenty-four contiguous municipalities northwest of St. Louis, M.O., embrace an “all-for-one” approach to heal their community.
For years, members of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe had to drive 70 miles to see a doctor. Now, the Tribe's holistic approach to health led them to open a Wellness Center, encourage youth leaders and come together for emergency preparedness.
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.
Collaboration, data driven decision-making, and a shared commitment to health anchor efforts in Louisville.
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.
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.