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.
- Defining health in the broadest possible terms
- Committing to sustainable systems changes and policy-oriented long-term solutions
- Cultivating a shared and deeply-held belief in the importance of equal opportunity for health
- Harnessing the collective power of leaders, partners and community members
- Securing and making the most of available resources
- Measuring and sharing progress and results
View the 2017 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.