06/25/2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer
RWJF is shifting priorities dramatically, now calling for a mass movement to build a culture of health. Some thought leaders applaud the change, but others believe the results might be hard to measure, and they express concern over cuts to long-funded programs.
06/23/2014 | NJSpotlight
At a recent New Jersey forum convened by RWJF to elucidate its vision of a "Culture of Health," many health and health care leaders in the Garden State agreed with that vision wholeheartedly. As one attendee noted, "We would much rather spend money to help people have productive, healthy lives than have them unfortunately spend their lives in the emergency room."Read more
06/22/2014 | Courier-Post
We can't treat our way out of the health care cost crisis in America, James S. Marks, MD, RWJF senior vice president, told a New Jersey forum aimed at introducing the Foundation's vision of a Culture of Health to Garden State leaders. “It’s going to require everybody seeing they have a role.”Read more
06/20/2014 | CNBC.com
Obamacare is going to significantly cut the number of people without health insurance in big cities—but much more so in states that are loosening Medicaid eligibility rules, according to a new study by RWJF and the Urban Institute.
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06/20/2014 | The Times of Trenton
New Jersey state and local leaders convened at RWJF for a two-part panel, learning about an initiative urging policymakers to invest in programs linking hospital-based health care with personal health outside their walls.Read more
06/19/2014 | The Hill
A report by RWJF and the Urban Institute looked at numbers for 14 major cities and estimated the percentage of uninsured would drop by an average of 57 percent in 2016 in states that have adopted the Medicaid expansion. “Medicaid expansion helped those who needed it the most, low and moderate income people,” noted John Lumpkin, RWJF senior vice president.Read The Hill article
06/18/2014 | USA Today
Workforce-based prevention efforts could save the United States $217-303 billion in total health care spending annually, according to research released by The Vitality Institute—research partially supported by RWJF. "With most people spending more and more hours in the workday, it is clear that having an investment by business is key," said Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourney, MD.Read more
06/17/2014 | Discover
This post about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and how they increase the risk of developing mental and physical health issue 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 story
06/12/2014 | Inside Philanthropy
RWJF is trying to understand what useful health information can be gleaned from data provided by wearable tech, mobile aps and other technology, thanks to a $1.9 grant to the University of California, Irvine and the University of California, San Diego to fund the Health Data Exploration project.Read more
06/11/2014 | New York Times Opinionator Blog
Through Project ECHO, supported by RWJF, specialists can share their expertise with primary care providers in remote areas—a "force multiplier." Interviews with RWJF Senior Adviser Nancy Barrand, Project ECHO founder Sanjeev Arora, MD, and others.Read more
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.