Jessica Donze Black, director of the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project, talks about why students need healthy foods in schools.
Mary Story, director of Healthy Eating Research, and Tracy Fox, president of Food, Nutrition and Policy Consultants, discuss why we need healthier beverage standards.
The RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize honors outstanding community partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. These communities are creating a culture of health in their backyards. They were selected in 2013 from more than 160 applicants for their innovative strategies.
In 2006, Terry Huang, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, proposed a new approach to combating childhood obesity: architecture. VMDO Architects, in collaboration with the University of Virginia and University of Nebraska, redesigned a 1950s-era elementary school in rural Virginia to encourage healthy eating and physical activity among all students.
October 2, 2012 | Video
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Ore., is changing the economics of community health. Through various programs, they are raising capital and providing stable employment for the community.
July 29, 2011 | Video/Story
The Interrupters follows this RWJF-supported program and its work in Chicago neighborhoods.
May 9, 2011 | Video/Story
Health Leads relies on volunteer college students to "fill" prescriptions by connecting patients with vital resources.
December 14, 2010 | Video/Story
The NetWork for Better Futures video on the work of The Twin Cities of Minneapolis & Saint Paul to reduce recidivism, reduce the use of expensive public services, save tax payers money, and improve the lives of those living in our neighborhoods.
July 15, 2009 | Video
Cure Violence engages the community to work with young people at high risk of being involved in violence, provides on-the-spot alternatives to shooting, and works to change social norms about gun violence.
April 22, 2009 | Video/Story
More Than Wheels is an innovative program that makes cars affordable for the working poor.
January 10, 2012 | Video/Story
Since 2005, Finding Answers has awarded and managed research grants totaling $8 million to health care organizations implementing interventions aimed at reducing disparities.
January 1, 2012 | Video/Presentation Material
What We're Learning about Coordinating Health Care for High-Utilizers.
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 14, 2011 | Video
Maximizing the Return on Recess