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New Orleans Awarded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Roadmaps to Health Prize

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

New Orleans is one of six cities in the United States to receive the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Road Maps to Health Prize, a $25,000 award dedicated to improving health at the population level.

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, the President and CEO of the Foundation, tells WWNO's Paul Maassen why New Orleans stands out from the 160 cities that applied. She's joined by New Orleans Health Commissioner Dr. Karen DeSalvo, who commented that receiving the prize validates the city's approach towards health, and helps propel it into being one of the most fit cities in the nation by 2018, New Orleans' 300th Anniversary.

Paul arrived at WWNO as general manager in March 2008. Since his arrival, Paul has strengthened the station’s finances, introduced new national news and information programs, revamped the digital WWNO2 schedule to complement 89.9, and launched digital WWNO3 as an all-jazz channel. He has placed new emphasis on WWNO’s role in the community, devoting resources to local news reporting and cultural features, and encouraging new collaborations among New Orleans’ cultural organizations and the region’s public media.