RWJF News Releases
November 6, 2014 | News Release
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) convened a forum in Jersey City on November 6, 2014, to discuss how different sectors can work together to build a Culture of Health in their community.
Media Lab to Launch Wellness Initiative with $1 Million Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
September 8, 2014 | News Release
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a $1 million grant to MIT Media Lab to create Advancing Wellness. The program explores in what ways technology can promote healthier workplaces and lifestyle behaviors.
September 5, 2014 | News Release
The annual report, The State of Obesity, found New Jersey’s adult obesity rate is now 26%, a significant increase from last year. Learn more from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
September 4, 2014 | News Release
Adult obesity in the U.S. remain high. The 2014 annual report, The State of Obesity, shows that obesity rates increased in six states. See the report from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
CDC Foundation Receives Million Dollar Grant to Advance CDC's Response to West African Ebola Outbreak
August 25, 2014 | News Release
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards a $1 million grant to the CDC Foundation to try to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic.
EDIPPP Intervention Reduces Conversion to Full-Blown Psychosis Among At-Risk Young People, Says RWJF-Funded Study
July 28, 2014 | News Release
This intervention model was found effective in preventing or slowing the progression of psychosis among youth. It warrants expansion to help youth and to alleviate the burden of mental-health related problems health care and other systems face.
NPR/RWJF/Harvard School of Public Health Poll Finds Health Most Common Major Stressful Event in Americans’ Lives Last Year
July 7, 2014 | News Release
An NPR, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard study looks at what stresses Americans out—and how to ease the strain.
June 20, 2014 | News Release
Leaders from government, nonprofit, and health will discuss a new vision for a Culture of Health—and what it means for New Jersey.
RWJF Awards a $500,000 Grant to Cures Within Reach to Create World’s First Online Open Access Platform for Rediscovery Research™
June 18, 2014 | News Release
RWJF awards $500,000 grant to Cures Within Reach to create the first open-participation research platform to explore whether drugs, devices and nutriceuticals approved for one or more diseases can be repurposed to create new treatments in others.
June 13, 2014 | News Release
RWJF sponsorship of Special Olympics USA games in New Jersey, and the commitment from nearly 50 percent of the RWJF staff to volunteer at the Games, underscores Foundation's commitment to building a Culture of Health.