2019 RWJF-NRPA Award for Health Equity

Feb 01, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)-National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Award for Health Equity recognizes an individual, or team of no more than two individuals, who has successfully implemented a systems change approach to reduce health disparities and achieve health equity in his/her community within the past two years. Health disparities is defined as the presence of large differences in health between population groups. These differences are closely linked with social, economic, or environmental conditions that adversely affect groups of people.

This award is part of a series of awards, supported by RWJF, but presented, offered and administered separately by independent organizations. It celebrates leaders who improve the conditions that lead to disparities through changing policies and environments. The award supports RWJF’s Culture of Health initiative that seeks to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to live in healthy environments, make choices that lead to the healthiest lives possible, and receive quality health care.

The awardee will receive a $3,000 prize and an opportunity to be recognized nationally both at the NRPA Annual Conference and at an annual RWJF ceremony.

The nomination deadline is March 29, 2019. Learn more.


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Michelle Shapiro is a communication specialist for the Environmental Health & Disability team at NACCHO.

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