Establish and support land that is gardened or cultivated by community members via community land trusts, gardening education, zoning regulation changes, or service provision (e.g., water or waste disposal)
How Healthy is Your Community?
What WorksMaximize your chances of success by choosing policies and programs that have been shown to work in real life and that are a good fit for your community. Our What Works for Health database provides evidence summaries and ratings for policies, programs, and systems changes that can improve health. A sampling of them is included below.
Provide eligible low and very low income families with vouchers to help cover the costs of rental housing; also called Section 8
Provide funding, primarily to low or median income families, to repair, improve, or modernize dwellings and remove health or safety hazards
Support programs to provide students with a nutritious breakfast in the cafeteria, from grab and go carts in hallways, or in classrooms
Applications are now open for the 2020 RWJF Culture of Health Prize!
Is your community giving all residents a chance to thrive? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize honors U.S. communities — urban and rural, tribal, large, small, and in between — making great strides in the journey toward better health . Communities can compete to receive a $25,000 cash prize and the chance to share their accomplishments with the nation. Apply by November 4, 2019.