05/20/2014 | National Journal
There's a possibility that increased health spending will boost premiums under the Affordable Care Act in the coming year, an RWJF report suggests, but the same report predicts massive increases might not occur because of other factors—notably, competition.Read more
05/14/2014 | NJ Spotlight
A report by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and RWJF shows that New Jersey ranked 26th in public health spending in 2012-13, near the national average for state spending, but it lags behind other states in how much in federal dollars it receives for public health efforts.Read more
05/14/2014 | The Blade
ProMedica Health System iis sponsoring a meeting in Chicago today called “Come to the Table,” that aims to bring together health-care providers from midwestern cities to discuss hunger as a health issue.Read The Blade article
05/14/2014 | NJ.com
The County Health Rankings, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, give communities "an evidence-based, meaningful, and easy-to-use roadmap for improvement," RWJF Senior Program Officer Marco Navarro told a gathering sponsored by the New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials (NJACCHO).
05/10/2014 | The Star-Ledger
Despite early signs of progress in reversing childhood obesity, overall rates among school-aged youth remain high and there are significant racial and economic disparities in obesity prevalence among children and adolescents.Read The Star-Ledger Commentary
A recent New York Times op-ed argues that doctors are better trained than nurse practitioners to provide primary care, and that their care is more cost-effective. In a response, Mike Miesen, a business strategy analyst at a New York City-based global health social enterprise, says the evidence doesn't support that contention.Read more
05/09/2014 | latimes.com
An RWJF study suggests that the employer mandate is likely to make no difference in the total of Americans insured under the Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers can't afford to undermine employer-based coverage, and they have to understand how the mandate distorts employer behavior—and not in a good way.Read more
05/07/2014 | Medline Plus
RWJF Senior Vice President John Lumpkin, MD, called the results from a survey of doctors "a promising sign that an increasing number of physicians are accepting responsibility for reducing unnecessary medical care delivered in the United States."Read the Medline Plus article
05/05/2014 | Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinal
Nursing's Voice, created with support from RWJF and the Northwest Health Foundation, unites a broad coalition of funders, educators and employers who believe that Milwaukee needs to hear from nurses in the mental health discussion.
04/17/2014 | Philly.com
Playworks, a national program implemented in Philadelphia four years ago, placed “recess coaches” in 15 city schools to promots free play and teach the skills of interacting in a way that’s fair and fun.Read the Philly.com story
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.