Story, Video, Infographic
August 5, 2014 | Story
Half of all African-American children grow up without their fathers. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grantee and nurse scientist Wrenetha Julion is designing a program to help fathers become more involved with their kids.
In this wide-ranging conversation, RWJF program officers and Dr. Christakis talk about the health effects of social networks, fundamental shifts in the social sciences (and in human nature itself) and more.
March 11, 2014 | Pioneering Ideas Blog Post
Listen to episode 3 of our podcast to hear about the science of choosing, the radical power of empathy and using social entrepreneurship to address health challenges.
February 27, 2014 | New Public Health Post
TapIt is a six-year-old national network of cafes, coffee shops and some retail stores that offer free drinking water to anyone who asks and brings their own vessel to fill and drink from.
February 24, 2014 | Pioneering Ideas Blog Post
Researchers want to know what convinces college students to get flu vaccines. Read the latest in our efforts to apply behavioral economics to perplexing health and health care problems.
February 14, 2014 | Pioneering Ideas Blog Post
Health behaviors are complex, and so is motivation. The idea that incentives shouldn't be one-size-fits-all makes a lot of sense. Emmy Ganos highlights an article from grantee Elizabeth Merrick on the possibilities of customizing these incentives.
February 12, 2014 | Pioneering Ideas Blog Post
How can we help people get more sleep? Read a few ideas inspired by recent behavior change research that senior program officer Lori Melichar shared at a WNYC roundtable discussion & add your own.
January 24, 2014 | Pioneering Ideas Blog Post
We need to figure out ethical and responsible ways to apply microtargeting to improving people's health, says labor economist Lori Melichar.