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.
February 15, 2011 | Story, Video
A Force Multiplier: Spreading Medical Knowledge, Expanding Health Care Capacity
December 1, 2009 | Issue Brief, Audio, Presentation Material, Report, Video
Health policy experts discuss various care management programs which seek to reduce costs while enhancing quality for people with complex health care needs. Patients with complex health care needs account for a high percentage of annual medical ex ...
September 16, 2008 | News Release, Video, Story
Nearly a quarter of farmers and ranchers say health care costs cause financial problems; spend 42 percent of annual income on coverage and care.
Conversation: Recommendations of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Commission to Build a Healthier America
April 2, 2009 | Video
Commissioner and former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson hosts a video dialogue exploring the commission's findings.
May 9, 2011 | Video, Story
Health Leads relies on volunteer college students to "fill" prescriptions by connecting patients with vital resources.
July 20, 2009 | Video
Recommendations of a NAPA/NASI study panel.
January 10, 2012 | Video, Story
Since 2005, Finding Answers has awarded and managed research grants totaling $8 million to health care organizations implementing interventions aimed at reducing disparities.
April 18, 2011 | Video, Story
Diversity in the health care workforce is a guiding principle of all Foundation programs.
December 14, 2010 | Video, Story
The NetWork for Better Futures video on the work of The Twin Cities of Minneapolis & Saint Paul to reduce recidivism, reduce the use of expensive public services, save tax payers money, and improve the lives of those living in our neighborhoods.
May 5, 2010 | Video, Story
Helping immigrant and refugee students succeed. The children of immigrant and refugee families face the same mental health issues as children born in America.