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.
July 1, 2011 | Annual Report, Video
In her 2011 President's Message, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey looks at forces affecting RWJF's work and describes some of the extraordinary members of the RWJF family who are leading a quiet revolution.