Culture of Health Prize
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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
- 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
- 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
- County, parish, borough, city, town, village, or
other municipality with a publicly elected governing body
- Federally recognized tribe or a state-designated
- 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.
Amount of funding
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
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.
American Indian or Alaska Native · Community and economic development · Community engagement and volunteerism · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Networking and collaboration · Policy · Population health · Public health · Sustainability of programs · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention
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