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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

DeSaulnier Congratulates San Pablo on Winning the 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ‘Culture of Health Prize’

September 19, 2017
Press Release

Walnut Creek, CA – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement congratulating the City of San Pablo on winning the 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) ‘Culture of Health Prize.’ The RWJF Culture of Health Prize awards communities that demonstrate a commitment to improving health outcomes for all, especially those facing the greatest adversity, by developing powerful local partnerships and leveraging resources. The City of San Pablo was selected from more than 200 applicants across the country, and was awarded $25,000 to continue its pursuit of advancing the health and well-being of the community. 

“I am incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication San Pablo has demonstrated in caring for the overall well-being of its residents. Through specific and targeted investments in workforce training, community support, and youth recreation and services—like the local police department investing personal resources to help educate and empower young people—San Pablo is serving as a role model for communities across California and nationwide. It is an honor to represent San Pablo in Congress, and I look forward to witnessing the long term results of this work in the coming years,” said Congressman DeSaulnier.

Winning communities, like San Pablo, demonstrated excellence in six areas, including cultivating a shared belief in the importance of equal opportunity health, harnessing the collective power of community partnerships, and measuring and sharing health progress and results. To learn more about San Pablo’s story and how the community is caring for its residents click here.