A growing network of leaders is pioneering how we diminish the impact of adverse childhood experiences. Learn about what ACEs are, their prevalence and their impact.
November 28, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
Maya M. Rockeymoore, director of Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national RWJF program, discusses the importance of uplifting “Opportunity Communities,” place-based strategies that engage and support the resilience of marginalized residents.
November 26, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
Nancy López, co-founder of the Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice at the RWJF Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, discusses potential new ways of measuring race and ethnicity for the 2020 Census.
November 24, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
Daniel E. Dawes, JD, health care attorney at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, discusses the importance of identifying and implementing health policies and programs that will advance health equity.
November 14, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
Eileen Lake and Jeannette Rogowski are co-principal investigators of a study that generated evidence linking nurse staffing to infant outcomes in a national sample of neonatal intensive care units. A new documentary examines infant mortality.
November 13, 2014 | Culture of Health Post
The rates of infant and fetal mortality, and low birthweight, are disproportionately high among women of color in America. Why is this the case, and what can be done to improve the outcomes?
One of 10 Forward Promise Innovation Grantees, Elev8, provides mental health support to middle school boys in East Baltimore.
November 7, 2014 | Culture of Health Post
The United States spends more per capita on health care than any other country, and the lion's share goes toward pregnancy and childbirth. That makes Rochester's statistics even more tragic.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Forward Promise works to give secondary-school boys and young men of color opportunities for better health through education and jobs.
October 20, 2014 | Program Results Report
Starting in 2008, the Vera Institute of Justice in New York began running Common Justice, an innovative service program for those harmed by and responsible for crime and an alternative to incarceration for young people ages 16 to 24.
October 16, 2014 | News Release
Easy-to-understand signs in stores showed calories in drinks—and how long it takes to burn the calories through exercise. The program led to teens purchasing fewer sugary beverages, even after the signs were removed.