In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
July 15, 2006 | Commentary
This paper discusses the complex epidemiological challenges that an aging population, such as exists in the United States presents.
August 1, 2006 | Commentary
The Health Literacy report issued in 2004 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) was a wakeup call to action, which resonated with many in both the public and private sectors. The report defined health literacy as “the degree to which individuals have t ...
November 16, 2006 | Commentary
This article discusses the new move by Medicare to align its payments to hospitals more with the charges involved for services. The authors reveal the politics surrounding this issue and why implementation of this decision has been slow.
January 1, 2005 | Commentary
Previous research has demonstrated that individuals who are severely addicted to cigarettes may have more difficulty quitting, higher rates of relapse and greater risk of smoking-related diseases than lighter smokers. The effectiveness of current to ...
December 15, 2005 | Commentary, Story
In this commentary, the Honorable Thomas H. Kean, M.A., chairman of the board of trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., Foundation president and CEO, propose a three-pronged strategy to prepare for public health emergencies. This commentary appeared on the opinion page of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
January 22, 2009 | Commentary
The U.S. already has in place a working system that policy-makers could enlarge to achieve universal health coverage: Medicaid. This perspective analysis proposes using Medicaid to cover the uninsured. The author argues Medicaid is a flexible program with bipartisan appeal.
January 7, 2009 | Commentary, Story
Every year we choose 10 articles from our top research and evaluation projects that had real impact in the policy arena, helped shape our thinking and work, or stood out in other ways. This year we asked you to participate in the selection process with us. Please read further to see the results.
January 8, 2009 | Commentary, Story
As Washington turn its eye toward health care reform, RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., and Vernice Davis Anthony, president and CEO of the Greater Detroit Area Health Council, urge policy-makers to focus on what it means to "fix" health care and ask the hard questions about how medical care is delivered in this commentary published in the Detroit Free Press.
February 1, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary highlights the need for a shift in health promotion research, from identifying priorities to implementing them. Pekka Puska, M.D., Ph.D., argues that health researchers must drive social change by implementing theory-based policies to diffuse health innovations.
February 1, 2009 | Commentary
Congressional action is needed to pass legislation that will help create a culture of movement in schools and workplaces. Congressman Wamp of Tennessee is sponsoring several bills aimed at creating policies to increase physical activity in these crucial sites.