RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Congratulations to the six 2014 prize winners who are working at the forefront of health improvement!

Congratulations to the six 2014 prize winners who are working at the forefront of health improvement!

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The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors communities making great strides toward better health. Is your community working together to build a Culture of Health?

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These communities are 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.

Scientist Randy Jirtle explains epigenetics—what they are, and why they’re critical in understanding the root of human health and disease.    

Scientist Randy Jirtle explains epigenetics—what they are, and why they’re critical in understanding the root of human health and disease.    

Scientist Randy Jirtle explains epigenetics—what they are, and why they’re critical in understanding the root of human health and disease.    

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Big Ideas for the Future of Health and Health Care

The leading thinkers and visionaries in our What's Next Health series are helping us explore big ideas and new areas that are likely to be important to health and health care moving forward. Each month, What’s Next Health talks with these thought leaders to inspire us all to think big about the future of health and health care.

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The Burden of Stress

We all have stress, but for many, it can be debilitating—and the most common cause is poor health. What's more, stress can affect our overall well-being. A recent Forum at Harvard School of Public Health, presented in collaboration with RWJF and NPR, explored the issue in depth.

We all have stress, but for many, it can be debilitating—and the most common cause is poor health. What's more, stress can affect our overall well-being. A recent Forum at Harvard School of Public Health, presented in collaboration with RWJF and NPR, explored the issue in depth.

What can we do about stress? Watch the video

If we are going to build a Culture of Health in America, one big step we can take is recognizing the causes and effects not just of our own stress and the stress of those closest to us, but of others we encounter in our day-to-day lives.

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, RWJF president and CEO

43%

of poll respondents say most stressful experiences relate to health #burdenofstress

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    $1 Million RWJF Grant Advances CDC Response to Ebola Outbreak

    The grant will help provide vital assistance and essential materials for use in the West African nations affected by the unprecedented outbreak.

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    How Can We Make Schools Healthier?

    Join us for a live Google+ First Friday Hangout on September 5 at 12 noon ET to hear from schools and other organizations leading innovative ways to address childhood obesity through healthier nutritional options and more activity.

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    Disadvantaged Childhood, Poorer Health

    Early childhood influences—family income, education, and other factors—can have a big influence on later health. This brief explains the issue, and explores solutions.

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    What Could You Do in One School Day?

    What Could You Do in One School Day?

    What Could You Do in One School Day?

    Watch a clever cafeteria manager and no-nonsense PE teacher join to transform John M. Sexton Elementary School into a healthy place to learn, work, and play.

    At Sexton Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Fla., one creative cafeteria manager and a no-nonsense PE teacher make every minute count. They overhaul the school lunch menu, convince kids to try new fresh fruits and vegetables, and integrate exercise and physical activity throughout the school day.

    What Could You Do in One School Day?

    Watch a clever cafeteria manager and no-nonsense PE teacher join to transform John M. Sexton Elementary School into a healthy place to learn, work, and play.

    Join the movement

    Some of us will die 20 years earlier than others who live just a few miles away because of differences in education, employment, housing, safety, community development, and access to quality health care. Building a Culture of Health means making the fruits of good health available to all of us.

    What does a Culture of Health mean to you?