FISHERS - The city of Fishers is one of 12 finalists for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. The award honors "communities that are bringing partners together around a shared commitment to health, opportunity, and equity."

The finalists were selected out of nearly 200 communities. The city says, through its application process, it showcased its dedication to a sustainable culture of health through efforts, such as the Fishers Mental Health Initiative, the Fishers Council on Disability and the Fishers Fisher and Emergency Services department's WeCare program, among others.

"Advancing as a RWJF Culture of Health Prize finalist is a testament to the hard work and dedication of dozens of city leaders and residents committed to making Fishers a vibrant and healthy community," Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness said in a news release. “Being recognized as a finalist means we’re on the right track to providing all residents a quality of life that goes beyond the traditional definition of a great place to live to include health, safety, and opportunity."

The other finalist communities include:

  • Broward County, Florida
  • Carrollton, Georgia
  • Del Norte County & Tribal Lands, California
  • Gonzales, California
  • Greenville County, South Carolina
  • Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Lake County, Colorado
  • Lake Village, Arkansas
  • Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Sitka, Alaska
  • Vista, California

Winners will receive a $25,000 cash prize. The winners will be announced this fall.

You can learn more about the RWJF Culture of Health Prize by clicking here.