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

2014 President's Message

At RWJF, a Culture of Health means working with all Americans to transform our nation's health, finding places where the seeds of a Culture of Health are being planted, and joining forces to build small victories. In her annual message, Risa reflects on making health a national priority.

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From the President

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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
Signs of Progress: Illinois

Using Technology to Fight Childhood Obesity

Kids spend up to seven hours on screen time. How about harnessing some of that technology to make our children healthier? RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, shares her thoughts on how to leverage technology to fight childhood obesity.

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An Ounce of 'Tobacco' Prevention?

How much does New Jersey spend on tobacco prevention? Nothing, observes Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, RWJF president and CEO—and that puts the health of the state's kids and families at risk.

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RWJF President and CEO Makes New Jersey "Most Influential" List

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, joins some select company in Inside New Jersey Magazine's 100+ Club. Lavizzo-Mourey is listed among the most influential people in law and philanthropy in the state.

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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.