About the Prize

RWJF Culture of Health Prize

A Culture of Health recognizes that health and wellbeing are greatly influenced by where we live, work, 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 are coming together to create conditions for health and prosperity by transforming neighborhoods, schools, and businesses—so that good health flourishes everywhere.

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize is an annual competition that awards $25,000 to Prize winning communities that are making great strides in their journey to better health. Prize communities also have the opportunity to share their story and lessons learned with the country and join a national network of past winning communities.

The Prize is awarded annually by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Prize-winning communities are selected based on excellence across the six criteria below.

Prize Criteria

 View the 2018 Call for Applications (PDF), la solicitud para aplicaciones en español, and the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) for more details. Visit rwjf.org/prize for additional information on the Prize competition and Prize-winning communities.


For more information on the RWJF Culture of Health Prize, please contact:
Carrie Carroll, Deputy Director, RWJF Culture of Health Prize