The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a Call for Applications for its 2018 Culture of Health Prize, an annual program that honors outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives.
Up to ten communities will be awarded a $25,000 cash prize and have their accomplishments celebrated and shared broadly, with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally driven change across the country. Community partners can decide together how to use the funds to benefit the community.
The RWJF Culture of Health Prize is a place-based prize that honors entire communities; applications representing the work of a single organization or initiative will not be considered.
For the sake of the program, a community is defined as a town, city, county, tribe or tribal community, or region. Each community, should it win, will be required to designate a local U.S. governmental or tax-exempt public charity operating in its community to accept the $25,000 prize on the community's behalf.
Phase I applications must be received no later than November 3, 2017. Upon review, invitations will be extended to select communities to submit Phase II applications by December 8, 2017.
For complete program guidelines and application procedures, see the RWJF website.