2014 Commission Recommendations Report

Time to Act: Investing in the Health of Our Children and Communities

Time to Act: Investing in the Health of Our Children and Communities

The RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America presents 10 sweeping recommendations aimed at improving the health of all Americans.

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Charts and Graphics

Charts and Graphics

Resources from the recommendations report that illustrate the need for action and how promising programs are improving health across the nation.

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Commission Resources

City Maps

City Maps

Across America, babies born just a few miles apart have dramatic differences in life expectancy.  To improve health we need to improve people’s opportunities to make healthy choices—in the places where they live, learn, work, and play.

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Overcoming Obstacles to Health in 2013 and Beyond

Overcoming Obstacles to Health in 2013 and Beyond

This report provides a profile of health in America, focusing specifically on the role that social factors like neighborhood features, early childhood, income, education, and race and ethnicity play.

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Collaboration to Build Healthier Communities

Collaboration to Build Healthier Communities

New partnerships between the health and community development sectors are sparking widespread action to make communities healthier. A national survey explores what makes these new collaborations successful, the obstacles they face, and how to foster them in new places.

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Recommendations Release Event

January 13 Recommendations Event

On January 13, during a live online event, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America released new recommendations for a healthier America.

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June 2013 Commission Public Meeting

Commission Meeting

On June 19, 2013 the Commission held a public meeting to raise awareness of how non-medical factors influence health and move public- and private-sector decision makers to take action.

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Expert Testimony from June 2013 Commission Public Meeting

10 Recommendations for Improving the Nation's Health

10 Recommendations for Improving the Nation's Health

In April 2009, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America issued 10 cross-cutting recommendations for improving the nation’s health.

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