About the Prize
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.
The RWJF Culture of Health Prize recognizes and celebrates communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to make change – change that will enable all in our diverse society to lead healthier lives now and for generations to come. The Prize is awarded annually by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
When it comes to building a Culture of Health, the challenges are many and solutions seldom straightforward. However, evidence from community successes point to several key elements playing a vital role in catalyzing and sustaining positive change. Because the Prize recognizes whole communities, applicants must think beyond their own individual organizations and initiatives to what has been accomplished across the community. Applications will be judged based on the 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
Additional information on these criteria is available.