Culture of Health Prize
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The Culture of Health Prize is awarded to honor collaborative, community-based efforts that address systemic barriers to health and well-being and help communities achieve health equity.
Awards will honor entire communities, not single organizations or initiatives. The prize recognizes diverse, cross-sector partnerships that center people who are most impacted by local or regional health inequities and the opportunities they see to create a culture of health in their communities.
Award criteria include:
- Addressing structural racism and other structural injustices in order to create conditions that advance health equity
- Committing to sustainable policy, systems, environmental and cultural changes
- Working alongside partners across sectors, and elevating the expertise and solutions held by people with firsthand experiences of health inequities
- Engaging in cultural work that envisions and advances a more just future
- Making the most of available community resources and fostering sustainability
- Measuring and sharing qualitative and quantitative indicators of progress in culturally relevant ways
To be eligible to apply for a prize, a community must be based in the United States and fall into one of the following categories:
- County, parish, borough, city, town, village, or other municipality with a publicly elected governing body
- Federally recognized tribe or a state-designated Indian reservation
- Native Hawaiian organization serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians in Hawaii
- Region defined as geographically contiguous municipalities, counties, and/or reservations
- Communities within U.S. territories
Each applicant community should represent multiple unique organizations whose partnership predates the prize application and will be required to designate a local governmental or tax-exempt public charity operating within its community to accept the prize.
Up to 10 communities will each receive a $250,000 award. Additional benefits are described on the program website.
Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website.
The application process involves two phases:
Phase 1: Applicants must submit a full application through the online application portal by March 29, 2023 .
Phase 2: By May 15, 2023, finalists will be invited to compete for the overall prize, and an on-site visit will be conducted. National winners will be recognized in the fall of 2023.
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, view details
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