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.
August 10, 2009 | Audio
The RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America hosts a webinar on improving access to healthy foods and the challenges for some to choose and maintain healthy eating habits.
May 6, 2009 | News Release, Video
States ranked by size of gap in adult health; people who have the least education have the worst health in every state and the District of Columbia.
June 5, 2008 | Toolkit, Video
Ten hospitals with racially and ethnically diverse patient populations participated in Expecting Success: Excellence in Cardiac Care, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at improving quality of cardiac care while reducing racial, ethnic and language disparities. All 10 hospitals improved the quality of care being provided to their heart failure and heart attack patients.