Philadelphia named Finalist for RWJF's Culture of Health Prize

Princeton, N.J.—The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the 16 communities that have been chosen as finalists for the fourth annual RWJF Culture of Health Prize. The Prize honors communities that place a high priority on health and bring partners together to drive local change.

Selected from nearly 200 applicants, the following 16 finalist communities are one step closer to the coveted national Prize:

  • 24:1 Community Region, Missouri
  • Clayton County, Georgia
  • Columbia Gorge Region, Oregon & Washington
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oakland, California
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • Santa Monica, California
  • Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, Washington
  • Trenton, New Jersey
  • Tulsa County, Oklahoma
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona

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Congratulations Philly! Definitely, I think the Philadelphia Health Community places a big emphasis on keeping the community healthy, physically and mentally.  The Public Health Centers is a good example of this, being the safety net for many that are unable to obtain medical insurance.