The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is supporting the efforts of small and midsize cities across the nation to develop solutions that effectively leverage local resources and strengths. This feature highlights the importance of understanding smaller cities’ strengths, challenges, and opportunities in achieving health and wellbeing for all.
What Works for Health
A County Health Rankings' tool helping communities identify what policy and system changes may be the best fit to address local health needs.
Across New England, the Working Cities Challenge is advancing collaborative leadership in smaller cities to transform the lives of their low-income residents.
2017 Culture of Health Prize Winner
Organizations from across Richmond, Virginia, are coming together to create agency and opportunity for all residents, empowering them to make healthy choices and forge pathways out of poverty.
2016 Culture of Health Prize Winner
Manchester, New Hampshire
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.
From the Blog
Making Data Accessible For Small Communities
An online resource helps community leaders see where their city or neighborhood stands on key measures of health, such as obesity, as well as drivers of health, such as housing affordability and graduation rates.
Promoting health equity through public infrastructure is a critical step toward creating communities and regions where all residents may participate in, and benefit from, decisions that shape the places they call home.