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New Stories on the 2014 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winners Have Been Added

Friday, August 22, 2014

In June, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced the 2014 winners of the RWJF Culture of Health Prize. The prize honors communities that are harnessing the collective power of leaders, partners, and stakeholders to help residents live healthier lives. The 2014 prize communities include: Buncombe County, North Carolina; Spokane County, Washington; Durham County, North Carolina; Taos Pueblo, New Mexico; Brownsville, Texas and Williamson, West Virginia.

Representing places large and small from across the nation, the RWJF Culture of Health Prize elevates communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health.

Our final stories in the series highlight efforts underway in Brownsville, Texas and Taos Pueblo, New Mexico.

  • Brownsville’s health strategies include creating a bike and  pedestrian friendly environment, revitalizing their downtown, and using promotoras (community health workers) to conduct home visits and assess families’ needs - especially among the most vulnerable. Learn more here
  • Taos Pueblo is pursuing a holistic approach to health that encompasses elements such as regenerating their agricultural-based heritage to spark economic development and developing a Public Health Nursing Department to meet the immediate health needs of the community.  Learn more here

If your community is working to build a Culture of Health, consider applying for the 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize.  Applications are due September 17, 2014.