How would you spend $25,000 to improve the health of our city?


Fall River was one of six inaugural winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Roadmaps to Health Prize. The prize honors outstanding community partnerships across the United States that are helping residents live healthier lives. The community has received a cash prize of $25,000 in recognition of its efforts and was honored on February 20th at an event held at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey.

Now we need to decide how to spend the Prize money, and we need your help!

Send us your ideas by July 31st for how $25,000 could best help our community become even healthier. A Task Force will evaluate all suggestions that we receive, and the use of the Prize money will be announced at our Anniversary Dinner at Bristol Community College on September 18th, when we celebrate the 20th year of Partners for a Healthier Community and the 10th year of Healthy City Fall River.

Your suggestion can address access to medical care, community safety, the environment, education, employment, fitness, housing, mental health, nutrition, substance abuse, transportation or some other factor that you think will make Fall River a healthier place to live, work and attend school.

Use the following form to write your suggestion(s) in the "Message" box, and send it to us by July 31st. Forms for written suggestions are also available at the Government Center switchboard and all branches of the Fall River Public Library. If your suggestion is adopted, you will be acknowledged at the 20th Anniversary Celebration with a $50 in Farmers' Market tokens.

The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Partners for a Healthier Community and the 10th year of Healthy City Fall River will be held on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013, in the Commonwealth Center at Bristol Community College. Tickets will be available soon, so be sure to save the date!


   Click on the above logos to learn about the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Roadmaps to Health.

Click on any of the photos or links below to learn about the application process, the site visit, the media visit, and the award.

Click here for the Herald News front page article and here for the award video

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To return to the Healthy City Fall River Main Page, click here.