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.
Community development encompasses a range of efforts to improve physical, economic, and social conditions in low-income neighborhoods. There is a growing movement within the field to leverage these efforts as opportunities to improve health.
January 5, 2011 | Video
Videos Highlight Local Reform Efforts in AF4Q Communities
November 2, 2009 | Video, Story
They spoke at a summit organized by Leadership for Healthy Communities.
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.
May 5, 2010 | Video
Southern city's leaders tackle obesity through an innovative initiative of policies and programs.
April 19, 2010 | Video
In Indiana, community partnerships improve health.
May 9, 2011 | Video, Story
In Nashville, a coalition of faith leaders seeks to improve health and prevent obesity by ensuring access to healthy foods in three underserved neighborhoods without quality grocery stores.
February 10, 2010 | Report, Video
University of Wisconsin/RWJF project ranks counties on how healthy people are and how long they live.
February 8, 2009 | Issue Brief, Video
Learn more in this informational video.
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