Howard County is one of 4 nationwide winners of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a New Jersey-based philanthropy dedicated to health, announced Tuesday that Howard County was one of four nationwide winners of its 2021 Culture of Health Prize. “This is very exciting,” Howard County Executive Calvin Ball said. “I’m thrilled with what this says about our partnerships in the community and the work we have done.”
The $25,000 award recognizes communities for working at advancing health, opportunity and equity for all, according to the foundation’s website. In its application, the county focused on the Community Ecology Institute farm in Columbia, a nonprofit with a mission to enhance community health and well-being, according to its website. As part of the application, Nikki Highsmith-Vernick, CEO and president of Horizon Foundation participated in the virtual conversations video talking about why Howard County is special, highlighting its diversity, concerns and values.
Source: Baltimore Sun