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Learn how communities are using the 2014 County Health Rankings to sharpen their focus on good health.

Learn how communities are using the 2014 County Health Rankings to sharpen their focus on good health.

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The Rankings offer an easy-to-use snapshot of overall health for nearly every county in the U.S. across 29 factors, including smoking, high school graduation, unemployment, physical inactivity, and access to healthy foods.

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5.4 Million More Covered

New survey results show the uninsured rate dropped from 17.9 percent in September 2013 to 15.2 percent in March 2014. Those numbers translate into a newfound sense of security for many Americans who didn’t have health insurance before.

New survey results show the uninsured rate dropped from 17.9 percent in September 2013 to 15.2 percent in March 2014. Those numbers translate into a newfound sense of security for many Americans who didn’t have health insurance before.

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This represents a major step forward for 5.4 million previously uninsured people who now have health coverage. There is a great deal more work to be done in this area, but today’s news provides hope and encouragement to all of us who seek to build a culture of health in America by expanding access to coverage.

—Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, RWJF president and CEO

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Jay Parkinson, co-founder of Sherpaa, talks with RWJF about designing a more beautiful health care experience.

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Big Ideas for the Future of Health and Health Care

The leading thinkers and visionaries in our What's Next Health series are helping us explore big ideas and new areas that are likely to be important to health and health care moving forward. Each month, What’s Next Health talks with these thought leaders to inspire us all to think big about the future of health and health care.

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    More Children Have Health Insurance

    More Children Have Health Insurance

    The percentage of U.S. children without insurance fell from 9.7 percent in 2008 to 7.5 percent in 2012, according to a Foundation-supported 50-state analysis. Researchers attribute this significant change to more kids being covered through public programs like Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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    Webinar: Engaging Patients to Improve Health and Health Care

    Webinar: Engaging Patients to Improve Health and Health Care

    Join RWJF today from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET for a webinar exploring lessons and insights from Aligning Forces for Quality on how hospitals, primary care providers and patients are working together to improve care and empower patients.

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    Building a Healthier School

    Watch a wacky cafeteria manager and no-nonsense physical education (PE) teacher join together to transform John M. Sexton Elementary School into a healthy place to learn, work, and play. With support from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program, they overhaul the school lunch menu, convince kids to try new fresh fruits and vegetables, and integrate exercise and physical activity throughout the school day.

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    Building a Culture of Health

    What does this idea mean to you? At RWJF, it means working with all Americans to transform what it means to be a healthy nation, finding places where the seeds of a culture of health are being planted, and joining forces to build small victories. In her annual message, RWJF President & CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, reflects on making health a national priority.

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