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 22, 2010 | Video, Story
Improving Health and Health Care in Communities Across America
January 31, 2011 | Video
Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) believes real health care reform happens at the local level.
December 27, 2011 | Video, Story
The RWJF’s signature effort to improve the quality of care in the U.S.
$19-Billion stimulus infusion good start, but researchers warn steep climb ahead to get hospitals to go digital.
March 25, 2009 | News Release, Video
Contrary to conventional wisdom, only a tiny fraction of U.S. hospitals have full health information technology (HIT) systems in place to improve how they deliver care, says the New England Journal of Medicine in the March 26 online edition.
April 18, 2011 | Video, Story
Diversity in the health care workforce is a guiding principle of all Foundation programs.
June 30, 2009 | Story, Audio
Cincinnati's Diabetes Footprint Campaign
July 14, 2011 | Video
Publicly reporting information on the quality of care that doctors and hospitals provide serves important purposes.
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.
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 5, 2011 | Video
Videos Highlight Local Reform Efforts in AF4Q Communities