How You Could Win a $3,000 Health Equity Award


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Update: In December 2018, Healthy Equity Award prize winners were selected! Winners include Janeth Tapia of North Carolina Farmworkers Project in Benson, N.C., which provides access to affordable, quality health care for a population that is often politically marginalized and isolated Tapia educates health care providers about the hazards that farm workers face, and she helps farm workers take charge of and advocate for their own health. The program provides transportation and volunteer translators for medical visits, and it has worked for extended clinical hours so farmworkers can get care at night or on weekends.

Have you worked hard to improve access to quality care, education, or the environment for Latinos or other minorities?

Then you could win the Health Equity Award!

Apply now through April 1, 2018, for the award, which recognizes individuals who have successfully implemented a “system of change” approach to improve outcomes for those affected by health disparities.The award is led by the National Civic League and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Winners get a $3,000 prize and national recognition. They also are invited to become part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Equity Network.

“It often takes a community or multiple groups to bring about systemic change,” said the release announcing the award. “This award celebrates those individuals who are leading the charge in helping to create a culture of health in their communities.”

Find the award info and application here.


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