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Here are the 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winners

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Across the country, communities are building cultures of health through innovative, multidisciplinary approaches. From a Native American community in Wisconsin using its cultural heritage to find solutions to contemporary issues to a rooftop gardening initiative in the Bronx, the 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize Winners are all exploring new pathways to improving residents' health.

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