Throughout our history, stories about significant achievements of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have served as a source of pride, and as benchmarks against which we measure the success of future endeavors. We hope they inspire you as much as they do us.

Highlights From Our History

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Declaring Their Independence

Up to 15 million people need help with everyday tasks like making meals, eating, bathing, dressing, and toileting. These tasks are typically provided by Medicaid-contracted home health agencies. Our program, Cash & Counseling, allowed Medicaid beneficiaries to hire their own caregivers and manage their own care.

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Better Parenting Skills, Healthier Children

Grantee David Olds had a radical notion: Help young, vulnerable women become more capable mothers, and get their children off to a healthier start through the early intervention of a trained nurse. That was the start of the Nurse-Family Partnership.

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Planting the Seeds of 911

When disaster struck the Gulf states, we had the pleasure of watching our early commitment to emergency communications bear fruit.

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