From our inception, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been driven by a continuous cycle of research, evaluation and learning.

We fund sound, objective analysis to help expand the evidence in our fields of interest, identify gaps and opportunities, and set targets and goals. We evaluate our programs to determine what is working, what isn’t and why.

We explore cutting-edge ideas in health and health care—as well as in other fields and industries. We also learn from promising models and approaches from other countries that could be adapted to work in the United States.

We report key insights from our successes and failures, and engage in frank dialogue with our grantees and other experts. Together, we determine how best to achieve a meaningful impact, and ensure our strategies remain effective as the nation’s health challenges continue to evolve.

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Assessing Our Impact

On a continual basis, we publish results and lessons from our grant programs and long-term investments in fields of interest.

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Tools and Resources

We offer a range of resources to assist researchers and evaluators of RWJF programs.

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Featured Initiative

Evidence for Action

An RWJF program that supports innovative, rigorous research on the impact of programs, policies, and partnerships on health and well-being, with a particular focus on research that will help advance health equity.

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RWJF—How We Work: Research, Evaluation and Learning

RWJF—How We Work: Research, Evaluation and Learning

RWJF—How We Work: Research, Evaluation and Learning

Alonzo Plough, RWJF vice president of the Research, Evaluation and Learning unit and chief science officer shares how the Foundation is driven by a continuous cycle of research, evaluation and learning.
Alonzo Plough, RWJF vice president of the Research, Evaluation and Learning unit and chief science officer shares how the Foundation is driven by a continuous cycle of research, evaluation and learning.

RWJF—How We Work: Research, Evaluation and Learning

Alonzo Plough, RWJF vice president of the Research, Evaluation and Learning unit and chief science officer shares how the Foundation is driven by a continuous cycle of research, evaluation and learning.