07/31/2014 | Spokane Journal
Spokane County, Wash., along with five other diverse communities, was awarded the RWJF Culture of Health Prize in recognition of innovative ideas on creating healthier places to live. The Prize is intended for winners to showcase model efforts to improve their communities and to share their strategies with others in hopes of replicating them elsewhere.
07/28/2014 | NJBIZ.com
RWJF announced the appointment of Donald Schwarz, MD, MPH, as director of its portfolio dedicated to Catalyzing Demand for Healthy Places and Practices. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, RWJF president and CEO, said Schwarz's "background, vision, and leadership make him an obvious choice to help us build a Culture of Health in America."Read the NJBIZ.com commentary
07/23/2014 | The Chronicle of Philanthropy
RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, announced the Foundation is shifting gears, changing its emphasis from health care in a clinical setting to promoting a Culture of Health where Americans live, learn, work, and play.Read more
07/23/2014 | Discover
This post about the County Health Rankings, an annual look at how counties compare within all 50 states on key factors that impact health 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
07/21/2014 | Time
According to an RWJF-supported study published in Childhood Obesity, students actually like the nutritional school meals they’re being offered in response to updated USDA meal standards.
07/17/2014 | Inside Philanthropy
Citing RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey's speech at the Aspen Ideas Festival in June, the author calls attention to her plan mapping out fundamental culture change in America—building a Culture of Health—and says it "stands as a model of philanthropic leadership."Read more
07/14/2014 | npr.org
More than a third of participants in a national survey conducted by NPR, RWJF and the Harvard School of Public Health said they change their diets when stressed. Many turn to sugary, high carb foods, causing blood sugar surges and crashes, increasing susceptibiliity to new stresses.Read the npr.org blog post
07/11/2014 | vox.com
A new study from NPR, RWJF, and the Harvard School of Public Health surveyed 2,505 Americans to look at how stress affects different aspects of their lives. Here are seven of the most telling findings from the report.Read the Vox article
07/10/2014 | Harvard Gazette
A quarter of Americans report high levels of stress according to a study by NPR, RWJF, and Harvard that looks at what stresses Americans out—and how to ease the strain.
07/08/2014 | The Times of Trenton
Together with a large grant to Thomas Edison State College from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, RWJF
is awarding five traditionally underrepresented and underprivileged students $10,000 each through its New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) program.
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.