Hurricane Sandy tested the capabilities of the public health system, and public health officials responded in heroic fashion—keeping our communities safe and healthy before, through, and after storms like Hurricane Sandy.
Approximately 6.1 million Americans abuse or misuse prescription drugs. Since 1999, overdose deaths involving prescription painkillers have quadrupled and now outnumber those from heroin and cocaine combined.
Creating a Culture of Health
Every community needs the building blocks to give everyone the chance to make healthy choices, so we can all share in a culture of health.
June 26, 2006 | Video, Story
Nurses are the health care professionals who spend the most time with their patients, so who better to ask for ideas about how to improve patient care?
June 5, 2008 | Toolkit, Video
Ten hospitals with racially and ethnically diverse patient populations participated in Expecting Success: Excellence in Cardiac Care, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at improving quality of cardiac care while reducing racial, ethnic and language disparities. All 10 hospitals improved the quality of care being provided to their heart failure and heart attack patients.
January 18, 2010 | Book, Video
Personal health records (PHRs) pair information with simple yet sophisticated tools that empower patients to manage their health information and take action to improve their health and health care.
November 1, 2011 | Video, Story
It's more than two or more health professionals working side by side; it's about respect and understanding.
June 24, 2008 | Video, Story
Many frail elders seek an alternative to the typical institutional-style nursing home. With more Green Houses taking root across the United States, that alternative is getting closer to home.
February 28, 2009 | Video, Story
An international coalition is helping the health care sector become ecologically sustainable and reduce harm to public health and the environment.
Improving the Health and Health Care of All Americans: A Film About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
August 7, 2009 | Video
The RWJF story is told through the eyes and voices of the people with whom we work most directly.
November 16, 2009 | Video
The Bipartisan Policy Center convened a special forum in Washington, D.C., as part of the Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care.
January 26, 2012 | Video
We profile six remarkable grantees representing three key RWJF programs, all shining examples of our support for "human capital."
October 27, 2009 | Story, Video
Nurse-Family Partnership programs such as Kane Kares help change the lives of vulnerable first-time mothers and their babies through ongoing home visits from registered nurses.