Force Multipliers

A collection of stories that examine some of the remarkable members of the RWJF family who have helped build a culture of health over our Foundation's first 40 years.

About This Series

A Force Multiplier is a program, a policy, an approach to a challenge that dramatically increases—or multiplies—effectiveness or impact. These stories serve as a constant reminder of who we are, where we’ve been, what we’re about. And they remind us of our sacred obligation to help Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need.

As we observe the 40th anniversary of our emergence as a national philanthropy, these stories spur us on toward greater accomplishments in the decades to come. They help define where we’re going. We invite you to browse through these stories. We think they will inspire you as much as they inspire us.  

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The Green House Project®: Reimagining Old Age

December 13, 2012 | Story

Supported by RWJF, The Green House Project® has pioneered a radically different approach to long-term care that returns control, dignity, and a sense of well-being to elders, their families, and nursing care staff.


Young Leaders Transform the Future

November 15, 2012 | Story

RWJF announced 10 winners of it’s first-ever RWJF Young Leader Award in late October 2012.


Creating Strong, Savvy Advocates for Health Reform

November 15, 2012 | Story

An ambitious joint effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Community Catalyst gave state-based consumer health advocates the resources they needed to play a central role in the debate around health reform.


Tom Kean: A Proven Commitment to Leadership and Service

October 26, 2012 | Story

We sat down with the Governor after the July board meeting to ask him about his years with RWJF and his perspective on the Foundation and its work.