Communities across the country are reshaping their neighborhoods, schools, and businesses toward health, opportunity, and equity. Each of these trailblazing communities—urban, rural, tribal, large, and small—face a myriad of challenges. The RWJF Culture of Health Prize celebrates communities like these that are making health a priority for all—especially for those facing the greatest barriers to good health.
Spartanburg County was one of those qualifying communities in 2015 when they won the RWJF Culture of Health Prize. County leaders were facing an alarming teen pregnancy rate, high hospital costs associated with low-income residents and social determinants of health, and a need to revitalize, re-energize, and reshape life for residents of the Northside neighborhood. Leaders poured their energy into these initiatives and turned things around. The RWJF Culture of Health Prize recognized their efforts.
RWJF wants to hear your community’s inspiring story of collaboration, action, and results. Tell them how you are working together to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to thrive. Your community could win the RWJF Culture of Health Prize.
Up to 10 winners will each receive $25,000, join a growing network of Prize-winning communities, and share their accomplishments, lessons learned, and stories with the nation.