The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates communities that are making great strides in their path toward better health for all. The prize is designed to inspire and inform the health and equity journeys of other communities. The assessment aims to learn about prize winners and finalists and their experiences in order to understand if and how other communities are inspired and learning from the winners.

Community Science is using a mixed-methods approach including a review of key documents (i.e., application materials, past reports), surveys with prize and finalist stakeholders, and interviews with key sectors engaged in health and equity efforts in prize and finalist communities. The findings will inform the foundation’s comprehensive understanding of what catalyzes communities to pursue broad health, well-being, and equity initiatives; the extent to which the prize promotes an ongoing health narrative and action in the community; and how the prize inspires other communities. 00577

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