RWJF in the News

Obesity Around the Nation

09/08/2014 | The New York Times

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.

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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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Spokane County: A Community Comes Together To Improve Health And Education For Every Child

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.

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Media Contacts

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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.  

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