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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 insurance before.

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Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Named One of Top 25 Minority Executives in Health Care

The selection of RWJF's president and CEO began with a call for nominations in December. Then, Modern Healthcare senior editors sorted through the nominees and chose 25 based on five leadership criteria. This year's winners will be honored at a July gala in Chicago.

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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 programs like Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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Pioneering Ideas Podcast

This podcast explores cutting edge ideas and emerging trends that can transform health and health care.

In Episode 3 you’ll hear about the radical power of empathy, the science of choosing and its impact on your health, and how social entrepreneurs are applying innovation to global health challenges.

Listen to Episode 1 and Episode 2.

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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