An in-depth look into the programs we fund and the lessons learned from our work.

The RWJF Anthology

RWJF supports a biennial book series—The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology—that disseminates what we have learned from various aspects of our grantmaking. Leading health journalists, as well as experts from universities and the Foundation, provide an in-depth look into the Foundation's work improving the nation's health and health care.

The RWJF Anthology Series: To Improve Health and Health Care

Latest issue of RWJF's Anthology Series Now Available (released Fall 2014)

This issue of To Improve Health and Health Care Volume XVI highlights the work of RWJF's most innovative portfolio--Pioneer. "The Pioneer Portfolio employed many of the latest approaches and technologies to seek out fresh ideas and new faces," the editors write. Take a look inside the latest issue, now available at, or enjoy reading a few of the chapters made available below: 

In The Pioneer Portfolio and the Quest for the New New Thing, Tony Proscio, provides a look inside RWJF's Pioneer Portfolio, designed to respond quickly to emerging opportunities and fund new, innovative ideas in health care.  

Sara Solovitch looks at Video Games and Health, one of the potential breakthrough ideas that the Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio sought to nurture.

OpenNotes, an initiative to promote consumer access to their medical records, is highlighted in this chapter written by Irene Wielawski--OpenNotes: Putting Medical Record Transparency to the Test.

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Volume XV

As the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation celebrates its 40th anniversary, this volume of the Anthology looks back over 40 years of grantmaking.

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Volume XIV

An in-depth look into the Foundation's work improving the health and health care of the nation's most vulnerable populations.

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Volume XIII

Lessons learned from programs that did not work out as planned.

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Anthology 2009

Volume XII

A glimpse into the Foundation's efforts to expand health insurance coverage.

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