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
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.
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?
Prize Criteria and Application Process
The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health.
Announcing the 2017 Prize Finalists
Eleven communities have been chosen as finalists for the fifth annual RWJF Culture of Health Prize. The Prize honors and elevates communities that understand health is a shared value and everyone has a role to play in driving change.
Learn about the communities who have won this prize
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.
Twenty-four contiguous municipalities northwest of St. Louis, M.O., embrace an “all-for-one” approach to heal their community.
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.
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.
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.
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.