President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey reflects on the mission, goals, and programs of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

2015 President's Message

A national Culture of Health must embrace a wide variety of beliefs, customs and values. Our goal is to weave these many threads of health into the richly textured fabric we call American life.

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RWJF Applauds Grantee Gary Slutkin, MD

Cure Violence program founder receives the Order of Lincoln Award, the highest honor from the State of Illinois. Thanks to his leadership and vision, we are ever closer to the day when every child will have the opportunity to thrive in a world without violence.

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RWJF Pays Tribute to Levi Watkins, Jr., MD

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, reflects on the life of a dear colleague and friend who leaves behind an astonishing legacy that will resonate for decades to come.

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Andy Hyman / RWJF

Remembering Andrew Hyman

At RWJF, we will not forget the lessons Andy taught us as we pursue his legacy of a healthier, more equitable society—one where a Culture of Health flourishes for everyone.

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and others share their reflections
Culinary students cooking in kitchen.

Building a Comprehensive Culture of Health

How can we fix global health? We must address the many systems outside the hospital walls, explains Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, such as family and community, economic and social opportunity, and prevention.

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Health Data Funnel Datapalooza

Using Data to Improve Health

New technology offers everyone vastly more health-related data than ever before. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, shares her thoughts on how to leverage this era of data, both big (populations) and small (individuals), to improve health.

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Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD

A national leader in transforming America's health systems so people live healthier lives and receive the health care they need. A practicing physician with business credentials and hands-on experience developing national health policy, she was drawn to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation by the opportunity, as she puts it, to "alter the trajectory and to push society to change for the better."

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The nation achieved historic gains in health insurance enrollment last year, but Risa Lavizzo-Mourey reminds us that there is a long way to go to build a Culture of Health that includes health insurance for all.

The nation achieved historic gains in health insurance enrollment last year, but a video from Risa Lavizzo-Mourey reminds us that there is a long way to go to build a Culture of Health that includes health insurance for all.

The nation achieved historic gains in health insurance enrollment last year, but Risa Lavizzo-Mourey reminds us that there is a long way to go to build a Culture of Health that includes health insurance for all.