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Honoring seven new Culture of Health Prize communities

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Each year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation honors and elevates U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey to better health and well-being. On October 19, 2016, RWJF honored seven communities who won this year’s RWJF Culture of Health Prize at a National Celebration and Learning Event at its headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey. 

Honored for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives, the 2016 Prize winners include: 24:1 Community in the St. Louis area of Missouri; Columbia Gorge Region of Oregon and Washington; Louisville, Kentucky; Manchester, New Hampshire; Miami-Dade County, Florida; Santa Monica, California, and the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe in Washington.

There is no single path forward to building a Culture of Health. Solutions are wide-ranging and everyone has a role to play. At the celebration and learning event luncheon ceremony, RWJF President and CEO, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, RWJF Senior Adviser and Senior Communications Officer, Joe Marx, and RWJF Culture of Health Prize Director, Julie Willems Van Dijk, talked with representatives from each Prize winning community about their unique approaches to helping all residents thrive. Watch the webcast here:

Is your community the next Culture of Health Prize winner? Apply now to receive up to $25,000 and have your stories and successes celebrated broadly to inspire others toward locally-driven change. Deadline: November 03, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET.