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.
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.
June 4, 2008 | Toolkit/Video
The current race and ethnicity categories used by the Office of Management and Budget are the recommended standard, yet given the United States' increasingly diverse population, the Expecting Success program used an expanded list of categories.
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.
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.
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.
February 10, 2010 | Report/Video
University of Wisconsin/RWJF project ranks counties on how healthy people are and how long they live.
May 9, 2011 | Video/Story
Health Leads relies on volunteer college students to "fill" prescriptions by connecting patients with vital resources.
April 18, 2011 | Video/Story
Diversity in the health care workforce is a guiding principle of all Foundation programs.
October 12, 2010 | Video/Story
Clare County, Michigan, ranked last in its state in this nationwide assessment. Here's how local officials developed the tools and information to help improve the health of county citizens.