RWJF Culture of Health Prize
Honoring the efforts and accomplishments of U.S. communities working at the forefront of health improvement
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize is awarded annually to honor outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. Winning communities each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the country.
The 2014-15 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Call for Applications will be released in June 2014.
2013-14 Competition Update – Finalists Announced!
On September 26, 2013, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced the twelve communities that have been chosen as finalists for the second annual RWJF Culture of Health Prize. These finalists are one big step closer to the RWJF Culture of Health Prize, which honors communities that are transforming health by bringing together a broad range of partners to improve health outcomes for residents. The twelve prize finalist communities are:
- Bexar County, Texas
- Brownsville, Texas
- Buncombe County, North Carolina
- Canton, Ohio
- Durham County, North Carolina
- East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
- Franklin County, Maine
- Sitka, Alaska
- Spokane County, Washington
- Taos Pueblo Tribal Community, New Mexico
- Van Buren County, Iowa
- Williamson, West Virginia
This fall, finalist communities provided first-hand introductions to their accomplishments through brief site visits.
Up to six winning communities will be announced in June 2014 and the Call for Applications for the next round of the competition will be released at that time.
Meet the Six Inaugural Winners
In February 2013, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation presented the first RWJF Culture of Health Prize to six communities. Learn about these winning communities and their accomplishments through our online multimedia RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winners Gallery.
Explore the winning communities: