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RWJF Culture of Health Prize

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health.

What Works for Health

Policies and programs that can improve health

Access to places for physical activity

Scientifically Supported

Enhancing access to places for physical activity involves changes to local environments that create new opportunities for physical activity or reduce...

Diet and Exercise

Active recess interventions

Scientifically Supported

Active, semi-structured, or structured recess is a break from the school day typically before lunch that involves a variety of planned, inclusive,...

Diet and Exercise

Activity programs for older adults

Scientifically Supported

Programs for older adults offer educational, social, or physical activities in group settings that encourage personal interactions, regular...

Diet and Exercise  ·  Family and Social Support

Administrative license suspension/revocation laws

Scientifically Supported

Administrative license suspension or revocation laws for alcohol-impaired driving enable law enforcement officials to take an individual’s driver’s...

Alcohol and Drug Use

Advocacy for victims of intimate partner violence

Insufficient Evidence

Advocates seek to empower victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and link them with community services. Advocates provide legal, housing, and...

Community Safety

Affordable housing tax increment financing (TIF)

Expert Opinion

Tax increment financing (TIF) districts are created to generate revenue to eliminate blight and stimulate economic development in a particular area....

Housing and Transit

AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange

Scientifically Supported

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Care Innovations Exchange profiles new approaches in health care service delivery and...

Quality of Care

Alcohol screening and brief intervention

Scientifically Supported

Alcohol screening and brief intervention programs identify persons with harmful or hazardous alcohol consumption before health and social...

Alcohol and Drug Use

Alternative fuels initiatives

Expert Opinion

Alternative fuels initiatives support transition from traditional motor fuel sources (i.e., gasoline and diesel) to alternative sources such as...

Air and Water Quality

Attract new grocery stores to low income areas

Expert Opinion

Financing initiatives or zoning regulation changes can be structured to bring grocery stores or supermarkets to underserved neighborhoods. Grocery...

Diet and Exercise