RWJF in the News

Why Big Premium Hikes Are Unlikely - Health Care Edge

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.

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N.J., Feds Both Spending Less Money on Public Health Programs

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.

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Union Resident Participates in Call to Action for Mayors and Community Volunteers

05/14/2014 |

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).

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Fighting Childhood Obesity

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.

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Lessons in Play

04/17/2014 |

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.

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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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