Informational Webinar Recordings:
Be a Change Leader, Build a Culture of Health: https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=8gn3o5
New Leadership Programs Preview: https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=fsazqi
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s new change leadership programs are designed to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health—a national movement to establish health as a shared value and essential priority across the nation, and to ensure that people are supported to live the healthiest lives possible where they live, learn, work, and play.
To build a Culture of Health in America—a culture where everyone can attain the best health possible—we need leaders who can work together across disciplines, professions, and sectors. This is more important than ever, as evidence shows that many factors beyond health care influence health.
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, RWJF President and CEO
To make a shift as bold as building a Culture of Health—a shift that relies on increasing equity and combating the effects of racism and poverty—it is imperative that many of these leaders are from or working in communities with limited resources and opportunities. And to create change at every level of society, they must represent every sector and discipline, recognizing that people’s health is greatly influenced by complex social factors—education, neighborhoods, transportation, income, and faith—in addition to health care. That’s the vision behind these four programs.
Health Policy Research Scholars builds equity by investing in scholars from underrepresented populations or disadvantaged backgrounds whose research, connections, and leadership will inform and influence policy toward a Culture of Health.
This program equips teams of researchers and on-the-ground change agents with advanced leadership skills and a clear focus on health and equity, allowing them to apply health research and policy to meet the pressing needs of communities.
This program is supporting leaders—from all sectors that have an influence on people’s health—to create collaborative solutions that address health inequities and move their communities and organizations toward a Culture of Health.
RWJF is working to create change at every level of society by engaging leaders who represent every sector and discipline, and who recognize that health is greatly influenced by complex social factors, not just by health care.Read the blog post
Four institutions that will serve as National Leadership Program Centers for the Foundation's new leadership initiatves have been selected.Read the news release
Building a Culture of Health requires supporting and connecting leaders who can drive change by tolerating risk and seeking inspiration through collaboration.Read the blog post