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 15, 2009 | Video, Story
A prevention strategy progress report.
June 22, 2009 | Video, Story
Historic law will protect kids, help smokers quit.
May 6, 2009 | Video, Story
Listen to audio podcasts featuring public health experts and read more about H1N1 flu.
July 17, 2008 | News Release, Video
Return on investment of more than 5 to 1; focus on increasing physical activity, improving nutrition, and preventing smoking
February 24, 2009 | Video
With the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), RWJF produced a video illustrating the breadth of the public health response in a Kansas town hit by a category 5 tornado.
January 1, 2012 | Video, Presentation Material
What we're learning about coordinating health care for high-utilizers.