Are you a member of a West Virginia community that is working on broad solutions to address health challenges? The national Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is looking for communities who are working together to create transformational changes in their futures for their Culture of Health Prize.
Applications are due November 1, 2018, 3pm.
“The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize (the Prize) recognizes communities that have come together around a commitment to health, opportunity, and equity through collaboration and inclusion, especially with historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health. The Prize honors those communities that are working to give everyone the opportunity to live well, including residents that are often left behind. A Culture of Health recognizes that where we live—our access to affordable and stable homes, quality schools, reliable transportation—make a difference in our opportunities to thrive, and ultimately all of this profoundly affects our health and well-being. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of community members who are working together to transform neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more—so that better health flourishes everywhere, for everyone.”
Applications will be reviewed with the following criteria in mind:
- Defining health in the broadest possible terms
- Committing to sustainable systems changes and policy oriented long-term solutions
- Creating conditions that give everyone a fair and just opportunity to reach their best possible health
- Harnessing the collective power of leaders, partners, and community members
- Securing and making the most of available resources
- Measuring and sharing progress and results
Does this describe your work?
The foundation is also hosting an informational webinar on the call for applications on September 25, 2018 from 3 – 4 pm. Register online here.