Annual Report 2001

Reflections: Looking Back at Lessons Learned

Goals Update: Access—to assure that all Americans have access to basic health care at reasonable cost; Chronic Health Conditions—to improve care and support for people with chronic health conditions; and Substance Abuse—to reduce the personal, social and economic harm caused by substance abuse—tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs.

In 2001 the Foundation added a fourth goal, Health & Well-Being, in an effort to widen our net to include those factors outside medical care that are such important influences on health. Under this new goal, RWJF will target projects that promote healthy communities and lifestyles. The Foundation initially plans to focus on preventing disease, enhancing health in our communities and helping people sustain their vitality and productivity as they grow older.