Since winning the Culture of Health Prize, Louisville has remained connected to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and actively participated in the Culture of Health Alumni Network through learning exchanges, conferences, and content creation.


Louisville and Garrett County, Maryland Launch Collaboration around arts, culture, health and the Universal Community Planning Tool, 2019-2020

  • Through a County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Collaborative Learning Fund award, RWJF Culture of Health Prize communities Louisville, KY and Garrett County, Maryland are partnering on a year-long endeavor at the intersection of arts, culture, health, and utilization of the Garrett County designed Universal Community Planning Tool. Learn more about the exchange here.

Louisville and Columbus Healthy Neighborhood Healthy Families Learning Lab, 2019-2020

  • With support from a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, Louisville is partnering with Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families in Columbus, OH to learn from their 10 years of experience providing affordable housing and the network of supports to high-needs neighborhoods. Through both live and virtual networking opportunities, we will share best practices, lessons learned, and ideas for implementing innovative practices/policies in both West Louisville and the South Side Columbus.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize Celebration & Learning Event, 2019

  • This annual opportunity recognizes the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize winners, where new communities and the alumni network come together to share and learn about what’s working well in their communities. The two-day Prize Celebration & Learning Event on November 12-13 includes representatives from current and past Prize-winning communities. Louisville 2019 representatives are London Roth (Humana) and Bruce Jeffrey (YMCA), who will join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, and invited guests including the Prize National Advisory Group and national partner organizations for the event.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Communities Roundtables, Philadelphia, PA

  • In late 2018, Director of Grants and Evaluation at the Community Foundation of Louisville, Liz Alkire, attended this 1.5-day meeting designed to facilitate targeted sharing, discussions, and collective thinking that advances learning and solutions during the forum focused on health equity and racial equity.

Culture of Health Prize Ignites Collaboration between Communities Tackling Complex Issues

  • In late 2017, Louisville leaders spent time in Santa Monica, CA to address health equity. The cross-sector group with representatives from both communities came together for a learning exchange. They shared innovative approaches to understanding and addressing critical threats to the social, economic, and environmental health of the communities they serve.

Culture of Health influencer highlights the connection between art and health on TedMed

  • As part of a guest series from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, about the winners of its 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize, Theo Edmonds published this TedMed blog post highlighting the connection between arts and culture and health.

Louisville's Culture of Health: Putting Good Health Within Everyone's Reach Learning/Celebration Event at the Muhammad Ali Center November 2016. Photos by Anthony T.

Photos by Tyrone Turner, courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.



Photo of Louisville 2016 delegates with then RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey at the Culture of Health Prize Celebration in Princeton, NJ. Photo courtesy RWFJ. Delegates Left to Right: Patricia Blackshear, Theo Edmonds, Hannah Drake, Tony Peyton, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Alice Bridges, Brandy Kelly Pryor, Josh Miller, Shelton McElroy.

Photo of Louisville 2016 delegates with then RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey at the Culture of Health Prize Celebration in Princeton, NJ. Photo courtesy RWFJ.
Delegates Left to Right: Patricia Blackshear, Theo Edmonds, Hannah Drake, Tony Peyton, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Alice Bridges, Brandy Kelly Pryor, Josh Miller, Shelton McElroy.