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Louisville to receive $25,000 'Culture of Health' cash prize

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville has received a huge honor from the country's largest philanthropy, focused solely on health.

The city will receive a $25,000 cash prize for its efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation selected seven Culture of Health community winners from nearly 200 applicants. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says it's a testament to great teamwork from Louisville's nonprofits, CEOs, healthcare systems and community members.

"The City of Louisville is honored to be acknowledged among the seven 2016 Culture of Health Prize communities," said Fischer. "This recognition is a testament to the great work being done across our community by civic, nonprofit and corporate partners, with the goal of eliminating health inequities and improving the overall health in our community."

The Culture of Health Prize application team is planning a celebration and learning event in November to share their ideas.

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