Advances newsletter

Our newsletter, Advances®, reports on the key work of the Foundation through articles and interviews, lists of recent grants, reports on closed grants, summaries of RWJF-funded research and other news from the Foundation.


Advances July 2014


  • Meet the RWJF Culture of Health Prize winners
  • United we stand for young men of color
  • Will you accept the Plan Choice Challenge?
  • Lessons—and inspiration—for all of us
  • Improving equity in health care
  • Help us build a Culture of Health
  • New in Research, Evaluation & Learning

Advances June 2014


  • Success! Smart snacks in school
  • Budget cuts force nearly half of local health departments to reduce or eliminate services
  • Nearly 28 million Americans eligible for assistance under ACA
  • Health Beyond Health Care: Washington Post live event June 18
  • Help us build a Culture of Health
  • New in Research, Evaluation & Learning

Advances May 2014


  • A Boston Marathon Victim's Journey of Recovery, Care, and Collaboration
  • Tough Questions, Collaborative Solutions to Help Reduce Childhood Obesity
  • More Kids Have Health Insurance
  • New Issue Brief Details Progress on Equal Coverage for Mental and Physical Health
  • Is This Care Necessary? Maybe Even Harmful?
  • RWJF Awards $16M to Health Leads to Help Health Care Providers Address Social Factors
  • Building a Culture of Health in America
  • New in Research, Evaluation & Learning

Advances: April 2014


  • A Culture of Health, County By County
  • 5.4 Million More Americans Gain Coverage
  • Meet the Green Bean Queen
  • Learning More About Our Doctors
  • Patients: Become Your Own Researcher
  • Building a Culture of Health
  • New in Research, Evaluation & Learning

Advances: March 2014


  • Progress, Hope, and Commitment
  • Ten Leading Foundations Join Forces to Expand Opportunity For Young Men of Color
  • Giving Millions the Tools to Save on Health Insurance
  • New Toolkit Can Help Make Shared Notes the Norm
  • Make Medicine More Patient-Friendly—"Flip the Clinic"
  • Building a Culture of Health

Advances: February 2014


  • What Does Building a Culture of Health Mean to You?
  • Find Out If You're Eligible for Financial Help to Pay for Health Insurance
  • RWJF Applauds CVS Decision to End Tobacco Sales
  • More than Just a Game
  • A New Direction for Leadership Programs
  • Phyllis M. Wise Elected to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Chronicling the History of Tobacco Control

Advances January 2014


  • New Recommendations from the RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America
  • Food and Beverage Companies Beat their Calorie-Cutting Goal
  • Flip the Clinic!
  • Are We Ready?
  • Caring for Health Care's Costliest Patients
  • Lights, Camera, Data!

Advances December 2013


  • "Hang Out" with RWJF and Talk Price Transparency
  • What Grade Would You Give Your Child's School?
  • StartUp Health Receives RWJF Grant to Accelerate Innovation in Underserved Communities
  • How Behavior Change Really Happens
  • A Guide for ACA Navigators
  • Improving Care, Easing the Shortage of Doctors and Nurses

Advances November 2013


  • Good News and Bad News on the Childhood Obesity Front
  • Are You Getting the Right Medicine?
  • Looking Beyond the Technical Glitches
  • The Future of Nursing: Three Years Later
  • Got a Great Quality Measurement Video?

Advances October 2013


  • Time to Enroll!
  • Exploring Solutions to Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Start Strong Improves Middle School Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Dating Violence
  • USA Today Profiles Violence Prevention as Urgent Health Priority
  • Just Announced: Winners Who Could Help Transform Health Care
  • Eight Teams Selected to Present at Pioneer Pitch Day
  • Reducing Disparities, Improving Women's Health