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Awards Season


Here at headquarters, we think all of our Leaders deserve recognition for the great work they do to improve the health of kids. That’s why we are so excited to share a great opportunity for Leaders to get some much-deserved praise (and quite a bit of prize money, too).

Nominations are now being accepted for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Young Leader Awards, which give out up to 10 awards of $40,000 each to people age 40 and under who “offer great promise for leading the way to improved health and health care for all Americans.”

The deadline for entries is July 16. Click here to find out more information.

RWJF is partnering with the Institute for Alternative Futures on the contest, which seeks to recognize people who are working to improve health and health care through leadership and innovation.  Examples of potential leaders include scientists working on new ways to tackle disease, technology developers working to lower health care costs, advocates working to reduce health disparities and community members leading innovative, health-focused programs that can be used in other communities.

Award winners will be announced on Sept. 24, and the prizes will be presented at an RWJF conference in late October. Click here for more information on how to apply.

Note: is a project of RWJF.

Don't miss the rest of the Inside Track! Click here to learn how the Bipartisan Policy Center is helping bring Americans together to fight obesity. Also, don't miss a Q&A with the director of Georgia's health department, who shares how the state is getting families into SHAPE. Plus, one Leader shares how she's helping kids get heart healthy.