Throughout our history, stories about significant achievements of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have served as a source of pride, and as benchmarks against which we measure the success of future endeavors. We hope they inspire you as much as they do us.

Highlights From Our History


Declaring Their Independence

Up to 15 million people need help with everyday tasks like making meals, eating, bathing, dressing, and toileting. These tasks are typically provided by Medicaid-contracted home health agencies. Our program, Cash & Counseling, allowed Medicaid beneficiaries to hire their own caregivers and manage their own care.

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Better Parenting Skills, Healthier Children

Grantee David Olds had a radical notion: Help young, vulnerable women become more capable mothers, and get their children off to a healthier start through the early intervention of a trained nurse. That was the start of the Nurse-Family Partnership.

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Planting the Seeds of 911

When disaster struck the Gulf states, we had the pleasure of watching our early commitment to emergency communications bear fruit.

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