2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Call for Applications

    Release Date: August 10, 2017 | Application Deadline: November 03, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET

PURPOSE

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize (the Prize) recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments that will enable everyone, especially those facing the greatest barriers to good health, the opportunity to live well. A Culture of Health recognizes that health and well-being are greatly influenced by where we live, learn, work, and play; the safety of our surroundings; and the relationships we have in our families and communities. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of local leaders and community members who together are transforming neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more—so that better health flourishes everywhere.

SELECTION CRITERIA

There are characteristics shared by communities that catalyze and sustain positive change. Because the Prize recognizes whole communities, applicants must think beyond their own individual organizations and initiatives to what has been accomplished across the community. Applications will be judged based on the criteria below.

What is the Culture of Health Prize?

What is the Culture of Health Prize?

What is the Culture of Health Prize?

Learn about the Prize and the types of community transformations we're looking for.
Learn about the Prize and the types of community transformations we're looking for.

What is the Culture of Health Prize?

Learn about the Prize and the types of community transformations we're looking for.

ABOUT THE PRIZE

At RWJF, building a Culture of Health has become the central aim of what we do, with a goal of giving every person across the nation an opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. Communities are already leading the way to drive local change, and ensuring all residents have an opportunity to make healthy choices in their schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. The RWJF Culture of Health Prize, a collaboration between RWJF and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, is the Foundation's way of honoring communities—urban, rural, tribal, large or small—that are beacons of hope and progress for healthier people, families, and places.

Application Deadline

November 03, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET

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2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize
Phase I Informational Webinar

Join us for an informational webinar on the 2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Call for Applications on September 20, 2017 from 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET.

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

ELIGIBILITY

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors U.S. communities; submissions representing the work of a single organization will not be considered. With the exception of previous Prize winners and 2017 finalists, all past applicants are eligible to reapply in 2018 (2017 finalists may reapply in 2019).

APPLICATION PROCESS

Through the RWJF Culture of Health Prize application process, a community comes together to tell their inspiring stories of collaboration, action, and results. Communities should understand they are applying for a prize and not a grant. The Prize recognizes work that has already been accomplished so there is no required workplan or budget. To be competitive, it is imperative that Prize applicants keep a community-wide focus in mind through all phases of the competition.

Prize-Winning Lessons

While each community across the U.S. embodies unique strengths and history, many face common challenges, including poverty, education gaps, lack of affordable housing and transportation, and disparities in residents’ access to health care and healthy food. Learn from past Culture of Health Prize winners' powerful lessons on how they are improving health and health equity within their communities.
Read their stories