RWJF Launches Commission to Build a Healthier America

The nonpartisan commission will will investigate how factors such as education, environment, income and housing shape and affect personal behavioral choices.

    • February 27, 2008

The United States spends more on health than any other nation. Yet, the U.S. ranks at or near the bottom among industrialized countries on key health indicators, such as infant mortality and life expectancy. Furthermore, a range of social factors keeps this country from being as healthy as it should be and hurts the economy, according to a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported report.

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Broadcast Health Series webcast offers highlights from the new report and provides background on the formation of the nonpartisan Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America.