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 8, 2012 | Video, Presentation Material
A video series focusing on three diverse communities shows how this national program aims to reverse childhood obesity.
January 26, 2012 | Video
We profile six remarkable grantees representing three key RWJF programs, all shining examples of our support for "human capital."
November 1, 2011 | Video, Story
It's more than two or more health professionals working side by side; it's about respect and understanding.
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.
October 12, 2010 | Video, Story
Clare County, Michigan, ranked last in its state in this nationwide assessment. Here's how local officials developed the tools and information to help improve the health of county citizens.
July 22, 2010 | Video, Story
Improving Health and Health Care in Communities Across America
February 10, 2010 | Report, Video
University of Wisconsin/RWJF project ranks counties on how healthy people are and how long they live.
November 2, 2009 | Video, Story
They spoke at a summit organized by Leadership for Healthy Communities.
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.
June 4, 2008 | Video, Toolkit
Staff at Seton Family of Hospitals in Texas developed a risk assessment protocol, identifying populations at risk and using prevention tools such as alerts and patient-care rounding, which has enabled the staff to consistently meet its goal of just two falls per 1,000 patient days.