Community Development & Environmental Justice

Culture of Health Assessment 
Funder: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Project Time Period: 2015

Project Category: Health/Formative Evaluation

About the Culture of Health Assessment: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) was interested in learning more about the facilitators and barriers to creating a community culture of health through a content review of qualitative site visit data collected from 15 finalists in the 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Awards.

The Work: MAI staff led a content analysis, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to learn more about the facilitators and barriers to creating a community culture of health. We analyzed data collected through two key data sources: 1) community reports, and 2) site visits guides. Our analysis was also informed by: 1) a review of publicly available information about the Prize and the communities, and 2) semi-structured interviews with Culture of Health Prize staff.   

What We Learned: The program has successfully supported a diverse range of projects including: health behavior modification, clinical care improvement, addressing social and economic factors related to health, and building physical environment in support of healthy living.