New Jersey Health Initiatives

New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI), a state-wide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs.

To meet the many health needs of New Jersey’s diverse populations, regions and communities, NJHI encourages cross-sectoral collaboration among its communities to foster deep relationships committed to long-term change affording everyone the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible.

NJHI’s mission mirrors that of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—to improve the health and health care of all Americans.


New Jersey Health Initiatives

323 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102

(856) 225-6733

Melissa Blair
RWJF Media Contact


Latest Content


Can a Single Question Help Families Confront Poverty?

April 13, 2016

Poverty is one of the biggest health risks that children face today. A new recommendation for pediatricians by the American Academy of Pediatrics aims to help the 1 in 5 U.S. children who live in poverty.


Revitalizing Newark in a Healthy Way

February 24, 2016

Businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, schools and community groups are joining together to revitalize the long-struggling city of Newark, New Jersey in ways that promote not only economic growth, but health and wellness.


Changing the Conversation about Obesity

January 9, 2015

Obesity is a disease, not a decision. It's time to start talking in a new way about the epidemic.


Mental Health Challenges of Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath

October 29, 2014

RWJF-funded Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ), along with other local groups, has been on the front lines of the battle to maintain the mental health of Jersey Shore residents.