RWJF News Releases
RWJF News Releases
August 28, 2013 | News Release
The Notah Begay III Foundation launched a new national initiative to expand its efforts to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes among Native-American children.
August 15, 2013 | News Release
Thirteen states now have adult obesity rates above 30 percent, 41 states have rates of at least 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent, according to the report.
August 6, 2013 | News Release
James S. Marks, senior vice president and director of the RWJF Health Group, issued a statement regarding a report from the CDC that obesity rates among young children from low-income families are falling in 18 states and one U.S. territory.
July 9, 2013 | News Release
Leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors gathered in Washington, D.C., today to highlight signs of progress in local and state efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
November 15, 2012 | News Release
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association announce a collaboration to reverse the nation's childhood obesity epidemic.
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 7, 2011 | News Release
Since 1995 rates have doubled or nearly doubled in 17 states.
June 29, 2010 | News Release
Striking disparities persist; obesity rates highest among Blacks and in Southern states.
July 1, 2009 | News Release, Video
Obesity rates increase in 23 states; report urges stronger response through health reform, national strategy.