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 winning communities that are making great strides in their journey to better health. Prize communities also have the opportunity for national and local promotion of their story and successes to inspire other's efforts, and the opportunity to join a national network of past winning communities.

Winners of the 2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize will be announced on September 18, 2018. Visit rwjf.org/prize for more information. 

2019 Call for Applications

Applications are now open for the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. Has your community come together to transform neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more so that better health flourishes everywhere, for everyone? 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 six criteria:

Phase 1 Applications for the 2019 Prize are due November 1, 2018

Join us for an informational webinar on the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Call for Applications on September 25, 2018 from 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET. Registration is now open

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