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.
September 17, 2012 | Feature/Topic
Browse research, insight and analysis on key issues affecting health and health care in the United States.
July 20, 2009 | Video
Recommendations of a NAPA/NASI study panel.
January 31, 2011 | Video
Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) believes real health care reform happens at the local level.
November 10, 2009 | Report, Video, Presentation Material
Nearly two-thirds rank prevention investments as important.
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 ...
March 20, 2009 | News Release, Video
"Positive deviance" efforts turn the tide on antibiotic-resistant infections.
March 29, 2007 | Video, Story
Keeping our nation's children healthy and better prepared to learn in school and succeed in life.
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.
September 1, 2009 | Issue Brief, Video
This synthesis provides policy-makers with a framework for evaluating the cost-effectiveness literature and investigates the economic evidence for investing in clinical preventive care.
October 1, 2009 | Video, Story
What grassroots can do to tackle second-hand smoke and other public health challenges.
April 30, 2009 | Video, Story
This story highlights three complementary initiatives to expand coverage.