About the Prize
THE 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 Prize is one pillar of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program which is based on a comprehensive model of health. The Rankings show communities where they can improve. The Roadmaps show communities how to take action to expand opportunities for residents to make healthier choices. The Prize honors communities that represent solutions-driven leadership at its finest. Together, these pillars support our vision of building a Culture of Health, now and for generations to come.
The Prize is awarded annually by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to honor communities that are working to build a Culture of Health by implementing solutions that give everyone the opportunity for a healthy life. To earn the Prize, communities excel in six criteria. See the 2015 Call for Applications (PDF), (la solicitud para aplicaciones en español,) and the Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
Each community is on a unique journey toward better health and winners are selected from among more than 300 applicants and chosen by a team of reviewers comprised of more than 30 leaders in health, community development, policy, leadership, and coalition building from across the nation. Judges evaluate each applicant individually, considering demonstrated progress relative to the Prize criteria in light of each community’s unique challenges, opportunities, and resources.
In 2015 up to 10 winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash Prize and share their stories broadly with the goal of inspiring other communities to weave health into all decisions and ensure all residents have an opportunity to make healthy choices in their neighborhoods,schools, and workplaces. Watch and learn about the most recent winners.