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 9, 2011 | Video
Finding Answers is a national program of the RWJF that supports research in racial and ethnic inequalities in health care. Program researchers scrutinize specific strategies aimed at improving care to see which are effective.
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.
January 2, 2013 | Video
Tiffany Joseph, PhD, takes advantage of the RWJF Scholars in Health Policy Research program to delve more deeply into the issue.
February 16, 2010 | Video
In new video, RWJF President and CEO and Wisconsin health leaders detail how county rankings can help improve the health of communities.
May 15, 2009 | News Release, Video
Six states have increased taxes in 2009; North Carolina, Wisconsin Approve Statewide Smoke-Free Laws.
June 4, 2008 | Video, Survey/Poll
In order to improve the process, a new role was created for a resource nurse and the traditional charge nurse role was eliminated.
November 16, 2009 | Video
The event was the third forum held by the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Leader's Project on the State of American Health Care.
November 16, 2011 | Audio
Foundation convenes grantees and staff for annual meeting.
Four Mayors and School Superintendent Honored for Exceptional Leadership in Preventing Childhood Obesity
November 2, 2009 | Video, Story
Their approaches illustrate a wide variety of policies that can help prevent childhood obesity.
November 1, 2011 | Video, Story
It's more than two or more health professionals working side by side; it's about respect and understanding.