09/08/2014 | The New York Times
A new report, based on federal government statistics and released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America’s Health, found that at least one out of five people in every state is now obese. But for the first time, only two states, Mississippi and West Virginia, reported that their rates exceeded 35 percent.Read more
09/04/2014 | The Washington Post
There are significant disparities in obesity rates, not just by geography—the 10 states with the highest rates of obesity are all in the South and Midwest—but also by income, race and ethnicity, according to a report released by RWJF and the Trust for America's Health.
09/04/2014 | CNN.com
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.Read more
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.Read more
08/27/2014 | Health Affairs
State marketplaces are expected to increase the number of enrollees this year, and adopting lessons from 2013-2014 can help. A more targeted approach is planned, along with a focus on less expensive tools such as direct mailing campaigns and walk-up enrollment centers, which proved successful last year.
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.Read more
08/22/2014 | Discover
This post about recycling or repurposing medicine to limit waste, conserve resources, and help people live healtheir lives is part of Exploring a Culture of Health, a citizen science series serving as an ally to help Americans work together to build a national Culture of Health.Read the Discover Post
08/21/2014 | WNPR
A recent poll from RWJF and the Harvard School of Public Health found that poverty leads to stress, affecting people’s ways of thinking and their overall health.Read the WNPR commentary
08/20/2014 | Healthcare Traveler
RWJF-supported MakerNurse is working to recognize ingenuity and spread the inventions of nurses across the profession through a new online community for idea sharing.Read the Healthcare Traveler story
08/18/2014 | Health Affairs Blog
Spokane (Wash.) educator Ben Small describes the dramatic turnaround in educational success after local leaders banded together to create "innovative approaches to educating children of all ages." Spokane County, where local leaders identified educational success as relevant to health, was one of this year's winners of the RWJF Culture of Health Prize.Read the Health Affairs blog
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.