Advancing Public Health Practice and Policy Solutions

An Introduction

Under its Advancing Public Health Policy and Practice solicitation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funded 16 projects to discover, implement, evaluate or disseminate practical and replicable solutions related to the following topics:

  • Public health laws,regulations or policies
  • Public health advocacy or communications
  • Engaging hard-to-reach and/or high-risk populations

Learning From the Work: To advance the Foundation’s efforts in support of these objectives, RWJF funded the Center for Creative Leadership (ID# 65081) to produce Knowledge Assets that synthesize the work and learnings from these projects and cover:

  • Policy/Practice Implications
  • Key Lessons
  • Key People
  • Key Organizations
  • Key Resources

Advancing Public Health Practice and Policy Solutions

  1. 1. Developing Policies to Address Oral Health Issues in California Schools
  2. 2. Developing a Community Scorecard to Chronicle Public Health Disparities in South Los Angeles
  3. 3. Developing a Model Program for Integrating Tribal Public Health into the Multijursidictional Public Health System for Infectious Diseases
  4. 4. Integrating Health Impact Assessments into the Federal Environmental Impact Process with a Focus on Alaska Native Communities
  5. 5. Voices for Change: A Social Action Campaign to Restore the Health and Safety of Residents of the Westside of San Bernardino County, California
  6. 6. Threats of Litigation Against Proposed Public Health Laws
  7. 7. Using Health Impact Assessment
  8. 8. Identifying Effective Catalysts for Action Toward Community Health Improvement in Underserved Communities in Wisconsin
  9. 9. Developing a Health Equity Toolbox for Health Practitioners to Advance Public Health Advocacy to Eliminate Health Disparities
  10. 10. Meta-Analysis of the Literature on the Effect of Alcohol Taxes/Prices on Drinking, Morbidity and Mortality
  11. 11. Using Biomonitoring and Air Monitoring in a Study at Tulare County to Implement a New California Public Health Law on Exposure to Environmental Toxicants
  12. 12. Advancing Health Equity by Institutionalizing the Role of Local Health Departments in Decisions Affecting the Built Environment
  13. 13. Expanding the Ability of Practitioners and Scholars to Assess Law as a Tool to Improve Public Health
  14. 14. Stronger Partnerships for Safer Food