2020 Culture of Health Prize

Call for Applications

    Release Date: August 9, 2019 | Application Deadline: Mon, 4 Nov 2019

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize (the Prize) recognizes communities working together to transform neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more—so that the opportunity for better health flourishes for all.

Join us for an informational applicant webinar on September 24 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

PURPOSE

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize elevates the compelling stories of community members throughout the country who are working together in new ways so that everyone can live their healthiest life possible, regardless of who they are or how much money they make. A Culture of Health recognizes that where we live—such as our access to affordable homes, quality schools, and reliable transportation—affects how long and how well we live. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of community members who are working together to transform neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more—so that the opportunity for better health flourishes for all.

 

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 providing all residents opportunities 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.

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates U.S. communities that are working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity for all.

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 2019 finalists, all past applicants are eligible to reapply for 2020 (2019 finalists may reapply in 2021).

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 showcase the breadth of work and collaboration happening across the entire community.