Intersector collaboration improves health in Brownsville, Texas

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards communities with Culture of Health Prize

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, whose Culture of Health Campaign we recently blogged about, announced this summer the six winners of its Culture of Health Prize, which highlights “inspiring examples of what is possible when all sectors work together so that every resident has the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.”

In this video, Dr. Rose Gowen, a City Commissioner in Brownsville, TX discusses the intersector efforts among government, the University of Texas School of Public Health, community members, and local business to improve health in the community. Although it lies in the poorest metro area in the United States, “Brownsville proves a culture of health can be built when resources are scarce but partnerships are strong.” Read our recent case study on the Imagine Brownsville initiative.