Establish a framework to increase walking and biking trails and improve connectivity of non-auto paths and trails in a particular area
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Enhance streetscapes with greater sidewalk coverage and walkway connectivity, street crossing safety features, traffic calming measures, and other design elements
Provide occupation-specific training in high-growth industries and sectors, combining education and supportive services, usually with stackable credentials and work experience
Provide an 8- or 12-hour training to educate laypeople about how to assist individuals with mental health problems or at risk for problems such as depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders
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2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winners!
Building Healthier Communities that Thrive
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently honored eight incredible communities from across the United States who embody what it means to build a Culture of Health. Selected from more than 200 applicants, this year’s RWJF Culture of Health Prize winners are: Algoma, Wisconsin; Allen County, Kansas; Chelsea, Massachusetts; Garrett County, Maryland; Richmond, Virginia; San Pablo, California; Seneca Nation of Indians in western New York; and Vicksburg, Mississippi.