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For more than 40 years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve the most pressing health issues facing America.

Since our beginnings as a small community foundation, we've had the opportunity to help shape key efforts to improve the nation's health and health care - from the development of the 911 emergency call system to the improvement of care at the end of life.

Learn more about our history and about how we continue to evolve our grantmaking priorities to help everyone in our nation live a healthier life, now and for generations to come.

Highlights from Our History

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We Started Small

May 4, 2012

It was in the depths of the Great Depression that Robert Wood Johnson rose to the challenge of assisting employees and other members of his community as they coped with the worst economic disaster ever to befall this country. This is our legacy.

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The Billion Dollar Hei$t

May 4, 2012

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation emerged as the nation's second wealthiest foundation 40 years ago. The Foundation has grown considerably, but our loyalty to "the General's" vision remains unwavering.

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Roots and Wings

May 3, 2012

It's little known outside of our walls, but RWJF was instrumental in bringing the 911 system to life. When disaster struck the Gulf states, we had the pleasure of watching our early commitment to emergency communications bear fruit.

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Pebbles in a Pond

May 3, 2012

The timely intervention of a specially trained nurse held the potential to change the lives of poor young mothers and their babies for the better ... not just in the near term, but for many years to come.

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Learning to Learn

May 1, 2012

Until relatively recently, care of the dying was often costly, ineffective and painful. Our persistent efforts brought about a sea change in end-of-life care.

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Highlights From Our History

This video series documents many of the key programs and projects through which the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to effect and influence meaningful social change.

Highlights From Our History

This video series documents many of the key programs and projects through which the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to effect and influence meaningful social change.

 

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