RWJF in the News

Businesses Urged to Track Workforce Health

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.

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This Funder Wants to Put all that Fitbit Data to Work

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.

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The Power to Cure, Multiplied

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.

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Exploring a Culture of Health: Connecting Patients and Researchers to Enhance Discovery

06/11/2014 | Discover

“People who live with a disease every day are untapped experts," says Paul Tarini, a senior program officer at RWJF. "Allowing their data and experience to inform the medical discovery process will increase the likelihood that the resulting discoveries and clinical encounters give them the opportunity to live healthier lives, and will help us build a national Culture of Health.” This blog post is part of Exploring a Culture of Health, a citizen science series brought to you by Discover Magazine, SciStarter and RWJF.

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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