RWJF In the News

Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor

10/17/2014 | New York Times

While high-deductible plans cover most of the costs of severe illnesses and lengthy hospital stays, protecting against catastrophic debt, those plans may compel people to forgo routine care that could prevent bigger, longer-term health issues, according to experts and research. "They will cause some people to not get care they should get,” Katherine Hempstead, who directs research on health insurance coverage at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said of high-deductible marketplace plans.

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Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Falls, Survey Shows

09/16/2014 | The New York Times

In an analysis of data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, which receives information on hundreds of health insurance plans across the country, RWJF found a 20 percent increase in the rate of hospital admissions among people in the individual market—the place where many of the newly insured are covered—in the second quarter compared with the second quarter of 2013.

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Growing a bounty for Garden State's hungry

09/04/2014 |

RWJF grantee America's Grow-a-Row is a new CNN Hero. Heroes are described as "Everyday people changing the world." America's Grow-a-Row organizes groups to plant and harvest food, providing fresh produce to people in need.

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Collaboration, Consistency, and Community Spirit: How Durham Advances Health

08/28/2014 | Health Affairs Blog

Erika Samoff, MPH, PhD, Partnership for a Healthy Durham (N.C.) coordinator and epidemiologist at the Durham County Department of Public Health, explains how the community united to deal with a range of critical issues, not just health care access, but issues such as unemployment, education and poverty—all of which influence health.

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CDC Foundation gets $1M grant to fight Ebola

08/26/2014 | Atlanta Business Chronicle

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to the CDC Foundation for materials and assistance to bolster the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's response to the West African Ebola outbreak.

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2014 President's Message

Building a Culture of Health

At RWJF, building a Culture of Health means working as an ally to make getting healthy and staying healthy a vital part of American culture. It means spotlighting places where the seeds of healthy actions are being planted and working alongside people across the country to turn small victories into a national movement.  

Read the annual message