Culture of Health Leaders

Purpose: The Culture of Health Leaders program will develop a large cadre of leaders from diverse sectors (e.g., public policy, business, technology, community development and planning, education, transportation, public health, health care, and others) to work with organizations, communities, health systems, and policymakers to build a Culture of Health in America. Over the course of the three-year program, each cohort of leaders will complete a leadership development curriculum, as well as individual and collaborative projects, that support the cultural shifts at the local, state, and national levels that are necessary for all people to have opportunities to achieve their best possible health and well-being.
Receipt Date: April 19, 2016 by 3:00 p.m. ET
Total Awards: The program will select up to 50 leaders for the 2016 cohort. Each leader will have access to up to $20,000 per year for three years (total of up to $60,000), as well as additional project funds to support their participation in the program and project-related activities. Leaders may also be eligible to receive additional financial support, if needed, through hardship and/or opportunity funds, to facilitate their participation in the program.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria: Individual and team applicants should represent a variety of sectors including the first sector (for-profit/business), including corporations and Chambers of Commerce; the second sector (government), such as public health, transportation, education, housing, and environmental protection; the third sector (nonprofits), including academia (e.g., economics, medicine, and sociology), community-based nonprofits, and faith-based organizations; and the fourth sector, whose emerging entities include public benefit corporations and social enterprises.

Applicants can apply as individuals or as emerging or established multisector teams (up to four people per team). Team applicants should represent several different sectors that can have an impact on health and well-being.

Emerging teams are people from the same community who are already in relationship with one another but who have not yet collaborated to achieve a common goal. Established multisector teams are those who already have a track record of working together and want to increase their impact.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time of application.

Individual candidates for receipt of award funds cannot be related by blood or marriage to any Officer, Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or be a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.

Link: Funding announcement