RWJF News Releases
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.
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.
CBO Scoring Misses Billions of Dollars in Potential Long-Term Savings from Effective Obesity Prevention Policies, According to New Study
April 24, 2013 | News Release
Obesity-prevention policies could save the U.S. billions of dollars in the long run. A new report from the Campaign to End Obesity shows that the way estimates for the costs of legislation are done now misses a lot of their value.
January 15, 2013 | News Release
Researchers to examine issues ranging from bullying and distracted driving laws to alcohol control and restaurant grading systems.
September 18, 2012 | News Release
The number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in every state in the country over the next 20 years, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012.
August 13, 2012 | News Release
New analysis ranks states, finds 12 states exceed 30 percent for obesity.
July 1, 2012 | News Release
The number of Americans suffering from kidney stones between 2007 and 2010 nearly doubled since 1994.
July 7, 2011 | News Release
Since 1995 rates have doubled or nearly doubled in 17 states.