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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces RWJF Culture of Health Prize Finalists

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Congratulations to the 15 communities selected as finalists for the 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. Announced today, the Prize honors communities that place a high priority on health and bring diverse partners to achieve local change.

The following Prize finalists were chosen from more than 340 applicants: 

Bridgeport, Connecticut 

Bronx, New York

El Paso County, Texas 

Everett, Massachusetts 

Itta Bena, Mississippi           

 Kansas City, Missouri

Lac du Flambeau Tribe, Wisconsin

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Lawrence, Massachusetts 

Marin City, California 

Menominee Indian Tribe, Wisconsin

Quad Cities, Illinois & Iowa

Santa Clara County, California  

Sonoma County, California

Spartanburg County, South Carolina 


This year, the Prize will honor up to 10 of these communities with a $25,000 cash prize and share their success stories broadly to inspire local change nationwide. The winners will be announced this fall.

The Prize is one pillar of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program. The Rankings show communities where they can improve, the Roadmaps show communities how to take action to expand opportunities for healthier choices, and the Prize honors communities that represent solutions-driven leadership at its finest.

Visit here for more information on the Prize.

Click here to learn more about previous Prize winners.

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