Building a Culture of Health requires persistent collaboration among leaders with the desire and drive to set a new standard of health for all communities.

Working closely with our partners, we support research to grow our understanding of the causes of America’s biggest health challenges.

We explore novel ideas and approaches to transform how we define and address health.

We develop targeted strategies that engage policymakers, business leaders, community groups and many other stakeholders.

We assess our progress, sharing knowledge and drawing lessons from not only our investments but also work that many others have done.

And as we aim for the big wins, we also celebrate the smaller victories that are critical in building momentum toward our ultimate vision: that everyone has an equal chance to pursue a longer, healthier life.

Learn about our approach

Discovering New Ideas

Throughout our work, we look for emerging trends, novel approaches, and innovative, new ways to meet our nation’s health challenges.

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Research, Evaluation and Learning

Across our investments, we fund sound, objective studies to help expand the evidence base, and set targets and goals.

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New Jersey: Our Home State

Honoring the legacy of our benefactor, we remain dedicated to helping New Jersey become a healthier place to live, work, and play.

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Hear from our Colleagues

Lori Melichar explains our approach to finding innovative ideas.

RWJF Director Lori Melichar discusses how the Foundation is looking for innovative ways to meet our nation's health challenges.
RWJF Director Lori Melichar discusses how the Foundation is looking for innovative ways to meet our nation's health challenges.

RWJF Director Lori Melichar discusses how the Foundation is looking for innovative ways to meet our nation's health challenges.

Alonzo Plough explains our approach to delivering timely research, evidence, and evaluation.

RWJF Vice President Alonzo Plough explains our approach to delivering timely research, evidence, and evaluation.
RWJF Vice President Alonzo Plough explains our approach to delivering timely research, evidence, and evaluation.

RWJF Vice President Alonzo Plough explains our approach to delivering timely research, evidence, and evaluation.