How can the billions of dollars that are spent each year on community development make the places where we live, learn, work and play healthier? GAIN conference speaker David Erickson outlines his vision and shares stories of communities where innovative ideas are taking root.
RWJF at GAIN 2012
The Foundation is thrilled to be a sponsor of the 2012 AIGA GAIN conference in San Francisco on October 9-10. We hope to help inspire conversation on how design, business, and social innovation leaders can collaborate to create social value, improve lives, and strengthen communities.Learn more
A new essay from RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey explores what it will take to help build strong communities that support the opportunities for people to live healthy and productive lives.
On Washington D.C.'s Red Line, a short trip from Union Station to Shady Grove in Maryland covers 30 miles and uncovers a 9-year difference in life expectancy. Across the city, wide differences in health are just a few stops away.View the map
There is no silver bullet, no single word or fact that will suddenly transform how people think about health. It is an intensely personal issue that carries with it complex beliefs, conflicted values and a deeply divided electorate about what leads to better health. In this research, we uncovered a series of lessons, best practices, recommended language and watch-outs that can support better and more persuasive messages.Read the study