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How data can inspire a community: Starke County, IN

Starke County, Indiana, is a rural county that is home to 23,197 people. Despite Starke County’s small size, it’s also a community that is working hard to improve the health of the community and everyone in it by using County Health Rankings data...

Where everyone chips in to improve health: How United Way of Greater Lafayette helps channel community assets

Fundraising can certainly be a challenge for community health improvement efforts, but in Tippecanoe County, IN, an interconnection of resources has proven to be just as effective as dollars. Healthy Active Tippecanoe , a community initiative...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey: Multiple Approaches to Building a Culture of Health

According to the 2014 County Health Rankings , Camden County ranked 17th out of 21 counties in New Jersey. United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is working to change this by transforming the community into a place...

2014 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner: Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

Located in northern New Mexico, the Taos Pueblo, a World Heritage Site, is a sovereign nation of 2,500 members within the United States. Living on this land for the past thousand years, tribal members still carry on many of its original traditions—...

2014 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner: Brownsville, Texas

The city of Brownsville is located on the southernmost tip of Texas, just across the border from Matamoros, Mexico. With a population of nearly 180,000 residents, over 90 percent Hispanic, Brownsville is one of the poorest metro areas in the country...

2014 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner: Williamson, West Virginia

Two words not normally paired together – coal and sustainability – have been a driving force behind Williamson, West Virginia’s mission to build a Culture of Health. Coal has brought prosperity to the town of Williamson for generations, but as the...

St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition Connects Residents with Healthy Options

After a community needs assessment revealed that St. Louis should be focused on reducing obesity, weight management, physical activity, access to health food, and chronic illnesses that result from obesity, the St. Louis Area Business Health...

2014 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner: Durham County, NC

Once the center of the state’s tobacco industry, people have come together in Durham County, North Carolina to tackle the county’s health problems from every angle. For decades, the county has struggled to overcome both racial and socioeconomic...

2014 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner: Buncombe County, North Carolina

Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains is Buncombe County, North Carolina. A broad collaboration of community partners—representing more than 70 organizations and community members— have helped to put Buncombe on a path to long-...

A Farmers Market on the Move in North Carolina

Many people in Rowan County, N.C., don’t have access to healthy foods – so Jon Barber, a local food advocate and farmers market owner, is bringing the fruits and vegetables to them. A non-profit venture in the county trucks a mobile farmers market...

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