Cities around the US are catching on to the fact that health is shaped by more than just what happens in the doctor’s office. So to make sure that their citizens have opportunities to be healthy in every way, they’re doing some innovative things, from raising the minimum wage to improving after-school programs to opening oral healthcare clinics.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) honors this innovation with its annual Culture of Health Prize, which goes to eight cities working to ensure that everyone in their community has the opportunity to live a longer, healthier, and more productive life.
If you want a hometown devoted to health in its broadest, most holistic sense, check out the eight RWJF Culture of Health Prize winners from 2015:
- Bridgeport, Connecticut
- Bronx, New York
- Everett, Massachusetts
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Lawrence, Massachusetts
- Menominee Nation, Wisconsin
- Spartanburg County, South Carolina
- Waaswaaganing Anishinaabeg (Lac du Flambeau Tribe), Wisconsin
For more information about the Prize and this year’s winners, check out the video below, or head to www.rwjf.org/Prize.