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

Across our investments, 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 use this knowledge to guide our decisions on matters ranging from the specific issues we focus on, to the types of programs we support. We also share what we learn to help grow the nation’s collective understanding about what shapes health, and to inform policy and practice.

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

Our research activities are focused on producing and evaluating actionable evidence for what works. 

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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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