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A culture of health is where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.
Is your community creating a Culture of Health?
If so, apply for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize! The contest provides $25,000 to honor communities that bring neighborhood, school, and business partners together to improve health for all residents!
In 2017, two majority-Latino communities were among eight prize winners. Chelsea, MA (62% Latino) and San Pablo, CA (55% Latino) were chosen from 200 applicants.
Chelsea opened the city’s waterfront, served vulnerable populations, and engaged youth in food justice projects.
San Pablo created job training programs, built a community center, and established a youth commission.
“San Pablo has become a regional model for how to strengthen the overall health of a community,” said San Pablo City Manager Matt Rodriguez. “Winning a RWJF Culture of Health Prize will help our efforts to continue integrating national best practice models into our community.”
To win the RWJF Culture of Health Prize, communities must excel in six key areas:
- Defining health in the broadest possible terms.
- Committing to sustainable systems of changes and policy-oriented long-term solutions.
- Creating conditions that give everyone a fair and just opportunity to reach their best possible health.
- Harnessing the collective power of leaders, partners, and community members.
- Securing and making the most available resources.
- Measuring and sharing progress and results.
“For the past five years, RWJF Culture of Health Prize communities have inspired hope across the country,” said Dr. Richard Besser, RWJF President and CEO in a news release.
The prize application deadline is Nov. 1, 2018. Winners will be announced in fall 2019.