April 1, 2013
New Public Health
It’s that time of year when public health enthusiasts rejoice and remind the rest of the world why this field is so critical—this is National Public Health Week. For 2013, the theme is "Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money."
March 14, 2013
Health impact assessments (HIAs) allows policymakers to consider how a new proposal—development of a new transit system, for example—affects health.
March 8, 2013
Human Capital Blog
The RWJF Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) will present the next webinar in its “Translating Research into Practice” series on March 12.
March 7, 2013
New Public Health
The current issue of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health magazine is devoted to how public health researchers and practitioners probe, investigate, understand and fight death.
March 6, 2013
A grantee team focuses on how to do a better job of caring for children
March 1, 2013
Patients who received self-care instructions from nurses using the teach-back method, retained information but it did not reduce 30-day hospital readmission rates.
February 27, 2013
Medina hospital created a readmissions database and set up a new workflow process to target heart failure patients with education to avoid a readmission to the hospital. Over 18 months, readmissions were reduced by 9 percent.
January 30, 2013
Avoidable hospitalizations in Cuyahoga County, Ohio—one of RWJF’s Aligning Forces for Quality communities—fell by nearly 3,000 for patients with common cardiovascular conditions, saving more than $20 million in health care costs.
January 29, 2013
New report from Trust for America's Health provides high-impact recommendations to the public health community to make prevention a priority.
January 1, 2013
Changes in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the Healthy Lifestyle Initiative saw improved health for young children participating in the New York State (NYS) WIC program: breastfeeding mothers and mothers waiting to feed infants solid foods increased; screen time and overall overweight and obesity decreased among children in NYS under four years of age.