RWJF News Releases
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.
Avoidable Hospitalizations in Cuyahoga County Fall by Nearly 3,000 for Patients with Common Cardiovascular Conditions, Saving More than $20 million
January 30, 2013 | News Release
Avoidable hospitalizations in Cuyahoga County, Ohio—one of RWJF’s Aligning Forces for Quality communities—fell by nearly 3,000 for patients with common cardiovascular conditions, saving more than $20 million in health care costs.
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.
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.
C. Tracy Orleans Receives 2010 American Psychological Association Meritorious Research Service Commendation
March 2, 2011 | Story, News Release
Dr. Orleans has led many national efforts to identify and spread effective clinical, public health, and health care systems-based approaches to health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management.
February 18, 2009 | News Release
Congress urged to grant FDA authority over tobacco products.
Discovering How Video Games Can Motivate Healthy Behaviors: More Than $2 Million Awarded to 12 Research Teams
May 29, 2008 | News Release
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.
July 1, 2009 | News Release, Video
Obesity rates increase in 23 states; report urges stronger response through health reform, national strategy.
Fifteen Years after Tobacco Settlement, Report Finds Most States Continue to Shortchange Prevention Programs
December 9, 2013 | News Release
Fifteen years after master settlement, states have spent 2.3 percent of their tobacco money on prevention.