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.
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.
November 1, 2011 | Video, Story
It's more than two or more health professionals working side by side; it's about respect and understanding.
November 16, 2009 | Video
The Bipartisan Policy Center convened a special forum in Washington, D.C., as part of the Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care.
January 26, 2012 | Video
We profile six remarkable grantees representing three key RWJF programs, all shining examples of our support for "human capital."
October 27, 2009 | Story, Video
Nurse-Family Partnership programs such as Kane Kares help change the lives of vulnerable first-time mothers and their babies through ongoing home visits from registered nurses.
New Study Shows Sepsis and Pneumonia Caused by Hospital-Acquired Infections Kill 48,000 Patients; Cost $8.1 Billion to Treat
February 21, 2010 | News Release, Video
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) killed 48,000 people and ramped up health care costs by $8.1 billion in 2006 alone.
January 7, 2009 | Video, Story
How the Portland Identification and Early Referral program intervenes to prevent severe mental illness in teens and young adults.
November 2, 2009 | Video, Story
They spoke at a summit organized by Leadership for Healthy Communities.
December 6, 2009 | News Release, Audio
Fifteen new studies will assess how legal approaches affect population health.