The Judges are Coming!
Wednesday and Thursday, April 12th and 13th, the judges for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize will be visiting Algoma to see our Bright Spots and talk to Live Algoma Leadership and community members. To earn The Culture of Health Prize communities have to demonstrate how they excel in six criteria:
- Defining health in the broadest possible terms.
- Committing to sustainable systems changes and policy-oriented long-term solutions.
- Cultivating a shared and deeply-held belief in the importance of equal opportunity for health.
- Harnessing the collective power of leaders, partners, and community members.
- Securing and making the most of available resources.
- Measuring and sharing progress and results.
The winners of this competition receive a $25,000 award. The award can be given to up to 10 communities that are making great strides in their journey to better health. Each winner will also have their success story celebrated broadly to inspire change across the nation. We are one of 11 finalists for this prize and are hoping to be one of the selected winners for this prize.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments that will enable everyone, especially those facing the greatest challenges, with the opportunity to live well. A Culture of Health recognizes that health and well-being are greatly influenced by where we live, work, the safety of our surroundings, and the relationships we have in our families and communities. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of local leaders and community members who are coming together to create conditions for health and prosperity by transforming neighborhoods, schools, and businesses—so that good health flourishes everywhere.