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RWJF Culture of Health Prize – Finalists Announced!

Written by Build Healthy Places Staff on February 21, 2015

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Princeton, N.J.—The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced the 15 communities that have been chosen as finalists for the third annual RWJF Culture of Health Prizewhich honors inspiring communities that place a high priority on health and bring diverse partners together to achieve local change. Our Managing Director, Colby Dailey, serves on the Review Committee.

Selected from more than 340 applicants, the following 15 finalist communities are one step closer to the coveted national Prize:

  • Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Bronx, New York
  • El Paso County, Texas
  • Everett, Massachusetts
  • Itta Bena, Mississippi
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Lac du Flambeau Tribe, Wisconsin
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Marin City, California
  • Menominee Indian Tribe, Wisconsin
  • Quad Cities, Illinois & Iowa
  • Santa Clara County, California
  • Sonoma County, California
  • Spartanburg County, South Carolina

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize finalists are transforming their communities to make them healthier places to raise a family, provide jobs, and educate their children,” said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, RWJF president and CEO. “These inspiring finalists are one step closer to being named 2015 Prize winners this fall.”

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize is an annual competition that awards $25,000 to up to 10 communities that are making great strides in their journey to better health. The Prize is guided by the principle that every community has the potential to improve and be a healthier place to live. Prize winning communities are forging partnerships to drive local change, weaving health into all decisions, and ensuring that all residents have an opportunity to make healthy choices in their schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods.

To read the full announcement, click here.