Building a Culture of Health: APHA Perspectives

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is participating in the 2013 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in Boston. Visit booth 829 to discuss promising strategies to improve our nation's health and health care.

What does a culture of health mean to you? Tell us in 6 words w/ #ch6words & we'll RT at #APHA13!

What Does a Culture of Health Mean to You?

Public health leaders and on-the-ground advocates weigh in on their vision for building a culture of health. Everyone has a different take on what it takes to achieve a culture of health, but together this mosaic of approaches help to create a pathway toward a healthier nation.

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RWJF Staff Presentations at APHA

The Waste In Health Care: Spending $750 Billion More Wisely

The Waste In Health Care: Spending $750 Billion More Wisely

Wednesday, November 6, 10:30 a.m.: Senior Vice President James Marks will discuss how the long-standing conversation on spending on medical care needs to change so the public and policy makers understand that to achieve longer healthier lives for all, a different investment strategy is needed.

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Fast Food Facts

Highlights from APHA

Investing in Public Health: New research presented at APHA found that every ten percent increase in public health spending over 17 years led to a 4.3 percent reduction in infant mortality.

Fast Food FACTS 2013, released at APHA and issued by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, examines the nutritional quality of fast food, and how restaurants market their foods and beverages to children and teens. 

Healthy Communities

Collaboration to Build Healthier Communities

Collaboration between the health sector and other sectors might generate new opportunities to improve health, but we need to understand the degree to which such cross-sector collaboration occurs, whether it has positive effects, and if so, the factors that underlie successful cross-sector, health-improving initiatives.

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Social Determinants of Health

ZIP Code Versus Genetic Code

A ZIP code is five numbers. It's meant to to get mail to people—not to say how long they live. But all too often, that's exactly what a ZIP code does. Millions of Americans actually live sicker and shorter lives than others just a few miles away.


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County Health Rankings

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps help communities create solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their own communities, focusing on specific factors that we know affect health, such as education and income. Having health insurance and quality health care are important to our health, but we need leadership and action beyond health care.

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