Lou. receives Culture of Health prize

Louisville receives culture of health prize

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WHAS 11)--The city of Louisville receiving some major dollars in recognition of the community's efforts to make the Derby City a healthier place.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded Louisville a $25,000 prize for its commitment to improving health and wellness.

 Mayor Greg Fischer along with local health organizations talked about how honored they are that their hard work is being recognized.

Chosen from about 200 cities, Louisville is now designated as a RWJF Culture of Health prize-winning community.

Mayor Fischer says the recognition is a testament to the great work being done across Louisville by civic, nonprofit and corporate partners all trying to eliminate health inequities and improve overall health.

Applying for the prize was a year-long effort and one that truly paid off but is far from over.

Louisville will join this year's other prize-winning cities a celebration next month at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation headquarters.

At this point it's unclear exactly where the $25,000 is going but it will help to fund the continued efforts of local groups to improve health.


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