The National Civic League has partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to celebrate, honor and reward excellence in promoting health equity.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity presented by the National Civic League (RWJF-National Civic League Award) recognizes and honors individuals that have successfully implemented a systems change approach within the past two years to improve health outcomes for those most impacted by health disparities. The Award celebrates individuals who are helping to create a culture of health in their communities.

In addition to national recognition at the National Civic League's annual All-America City Award and an invitation to participate in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's yearly Health Equity Award annual learning and recognition event winners will receive a $3,000.00 prize.

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Eligibility
The RWJF-National Civic League Award seeks to recognize individuals or teams of individuals (no more than two individuals) who have successfully implemented a systems change approach to reduce health disparities within the past two years related to one or more of the following areas: access to quality care, education, employment, income, community environment, housing, and public safety.

Selection Criteria
Applications should demonstrate alignment with the following criteria:
  • Nominee's work shows alignment with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's vision for building a Culture of Health and achieving health equity
  • Nominee's work demonstrated success in changing systems that impact health outcomes in one or more of the following areas: access to quality care, education, employment, income, community environment, housing, and public safety
  • Nominee's work provided a solution to improve outcomes for groups most affected by health disparities
  • Nominee successfully implemented a systems change approach to reduce health disparities within the past two years
  • Nominee engaged members of the community as part of developing or implementing their work.
Timing
  • To be considered for the 2016 RWJF-National Civic League Award applicants - or those nominating others - must complete the application and submit it via email to: healthequity@ncl.org by no later than 11:59pm PST April 1, 2016
  • The winner(s) will be contacted by the National Civic League on or before May 1, 2016.