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Culture of Health Prize

Sponsor
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadlines
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 3, 2017
Application: Jan 18, 2018
Contact

prize@match.wisc.edu
608.263.6983

Purpose

The Culture of Health Prize is awarded to honor collaborative, community-based efforts that are prioritizing health and empowering people in the community to 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.

Eligibility

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
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Up to 10 communities will each receive a $25,000 award.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website.

The application process involves three phases:

Phase 1: Applicants must submit a brief, introductory essay by November 3, 2017 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 18, 2017.

Phase 3: On March 2, 2018, 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 2018.

Applicant webinar
(Registration required)
September 20, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Central

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



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