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Culture of Health Prize

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 3, 2016
Application: Jan 20, 2017

Carrie Carroll


The Culture of Health Prize is awarded to honor community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives.

Awards will honor entire communities, not single organizations or initiatives. The prize is intended to shine a light on communities that have created powerful partnerships and deep commitments to make changes that will lead to longer, healthier lives for community members.

Criteria for determining Culture of Health Prize winners can be found on the program website.


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:

  • Town
  • City
  • County
  • Federally recognized tribe
  • Native Hawaiian organization serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians in Hawaii
  • Region (such as contiguous towns, cities, or counties)

Each applicant community will be required to designate a local governmental or tax-exempt public charity operating within its community to accept the prize.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Ten winning communities will each receive a $25,000 award.

Application process

The application process involves three phases:

Phase 1: Applicants must submit a brief, introductory essay by November 3, 2016 through an online application process.

Phase 2: Selected applicants will be invited to submit a secondary finalist application, which will include a brief multimedia component. Phase 2 applications are due by January 20, 2017.

Phase 3: Finalists will be selected to compete for the overall prize and an on-site visit will be conducted. National winners will be recognized in the fall of 2017.

Tagged as
Community engagement and volunteerism · Population health · Public health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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