Health Data Exploration Project Launches Network to Accelerate Research Using Personal Health Data, with $1.9 Million Grant from RWJF
June 2, 2014 | News Release
Companies that collect personal health data captured through wearable devices, smartphone apps, and social media will work with researchers in an effort to find patterns and trends that can produce new and transformative knowledge about health.
May 29, 2014 | News Release
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, RWJF president and CEO, released a statement on school meals standards. Providing healthy food in schools can help young people eat a healthier diet.
May 21, 2014 | News Release
The RWJF-funded study is the first to examine how existing state laws align with USDA’s "Smart Snacks in School" guidelines.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Finalists for 2014 Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy
May 21, 2014 | News Release
The Patterson Award is a tribute to Steve Patterson’s legacy, celebrating and promoting the selfless effort of those within the world of sports who make a difference in the lives around them. Meet the 2014 finalists.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Names Ginny Ehrlich, a Leader in Childhood Health, to Head Childhood Obesity Team
May 12, 2014 | News Release
RWJF appointed Ginny Ehrlich, an expert in childhood health, as director and senior program officer of the Childhood Obesity team, effective July 1, 2014.
RWJF and United Health Foundation Award $700,000 in Community Health Grants to National Business Coalition on Health Members
May 9, 2014 | News Release
Nine employer-led business and health coalitions selected to receive grants to improve health in local communities.
Clinton Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Hosting Forum to Address Inequities in Childhood Obesity
May 8, 2014 | News Release
Forum to take place at Newark Museum, and feature RWJF president and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and influential leaders from throughout the nation.
RWJF Names Herminia Palacio, MD, former Head of Houston area Public Health Agency, as Senior Program Officer
May 5, 2014 | News Release
Herminia Palacio, MD, brings a broad range of academic, clinical and public policy experience to her new position.
Survey: Physicians are Aware that Many Medical Tests and Procedures are Unnecessary, See Themselves as Solution
May 1, 2014 | News Release
Survey looks at physician attitudes on overuse of medical services in the US, and shows that more than half of physicians think they are in the best position to address the problem and are responsible for making sure patients avoid unnecessary care.
April 23, 2014 | News Release
RWJF is celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy.