Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s What's Next Health series features leading thinkers and visionaries. Sheena Iyengar explains the science behind making choices, and how choices can exhaust us and can have negative effects on our health.
September 29, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
RWJF New Connections alumna on the public health consequences of intimate partner violence.
How many choices do we make in a single day? And how much bandwidth do we have left to make the important decisions that really count?
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The What's Next Health series features leading thinkers and visionaries. Stanford social scientist & innovator BJ Fogg discusses his model for behavior change.
August 5, 2014 | Story
Half of all African-American children grow up without their fathers. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grantee and nurse scientist Wrenetha Julion is designing a program to help fathers become more involved with their kids.
In this wide-ranging conversation, RWJF program officers and Dr. Christakis talk about the health effects of social networks, fundamental shifts in the social sciences (and in human nature itself) and more.
March 11, 2014 | Pioneering Ideas Blog Post
Listen to episode 3 of our podcast to hear about the science of choosing, the radical power of empathy and using social entrepreneurship to address health challenges.
February 27, 2014 | New Public Health Post
TapIt is a six-year-old national network of cafes, coffee shops and some retail stores that offer free drinking water to anyone who asks and brings their own vessel to fill and drink from.
February 24, 2014 | Pioneering Ideas Blog Post
Researchers want to know what convinces college students to get flu vaccines. Read the latest in our efforts to apply behavioral economics to perplexing health and health care problems.