The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has recently recognized Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett’s Health Department as semi- finalist for the RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize.
The City of Everett is recognized as a community in the country that is working together with a shared vision, strong leadership, and commitment to making needed and lasting changes that are enabling individuals to live long and healthy lives.
The RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize honors outstanding community partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. It was launched to further the work of the Country Health Rankings and Roadmaps program, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The program provides data, tools, and potential solutions to help policy- makers and the public improve the many factors that influence health in the community.
In collaboration with the Joint Committee for Children’s Healthcare, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Energize Everett the Everett Health Department was ranked in the top 20% in the country that is working to transform health by bringing together a broad range of partners to improve health outcomes for residents.
Mayor DeMaria and Public Health Director, Roberto Santamaria, attribute the success to the regulatory enforcement, policy development and coalition building to prevent disease and injury, promote wellness, and protect the personal, community, and environmental health of all Everett residents.
“I am extremely proud of this achievement and it is well deserved,” states Mayor DeMaria, “The Health Department has worked attentively toward their vision of providing superior service to the residents of our community and this accomplishment is a great tribute to all their efforts.”