July 1, 2009 | News Release, Video
Obesity rates increase in 23 states; report urges stronger response through health reform, national strategy.
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.
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.
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.
September 12, 2013 | News Release
RWJF commissioned the independent research firm, RTI International to evaluate Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships. Students in study reported changes in attitudes and behaviors linked to the prevention of TDV.
April 9, 2013 | News Release
NCQA and RWJF announced a new approach to measuring quality that will provide a more sensitive gauge of risk factors and make it possible to create clinically meaningful incentives for providers to improve disease prevention.
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.
New Study Finds Combination of Strategies and Practices Can Dramatically Reduce Deadly and Costly Infections Associated with Hospital Stays
September 13, 2012 | News Release
A new study reveals that combining several tested and proven practices for preventing central line associated bloodstream infections with a program to improve safety, teamwork and communication, can dramatically reduce the infection rates.
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.