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We are hoping that the Bronx will be one of 15 finalists for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize.
Great news! The Bronx is one of 15 finalists for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize is an annual competition that awards $25,000 to 10 communities making strides in their journey to better health. With over 340 applicants for the Prize, communities are selected by a team comprised of leaders in health, community development, policy, leadership, and coalition building from across the United States.
The 2015 finalist communities are:
Bronx, New York
El Paso County, Texas
Itta Bena, Mississippi
Kansas City, Missouri
Lac du Flambeau Tribe, Wisconsin
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Marin City, California
Menominee Indian Tribe, Wisconsin
Quad Cities, Illinois & Iowa
Santa Clara County, California
Sonoma County, California
Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Past winners have included:
Spokane County, WA
The process takes place over the course of a year in phases where each applicant must meet the following criteria:
1. Define health in the broadest possible terms
2. Commit to sustainable systems changes and policy-oriented long-term solutions
3. Cultivate a shared and deeply-held belief in the importance of equal opportunity for health.
Judges then perform site visits from April through June selecting 10 final communities in the fall. We wish the Bronx the best of luck and hope it will be selected as one of the final 10!