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When Medical Debt Relief Is Not Enough

Katherine Hempstead, senior policy adviser at RWJF, describes how medical debt both reflects and worsens existing inequities—and how one study showing what doesn’t work may help point to better solutions.

To improve maternal health, doulas need support - not empty promises | Opinion

Sheila Reynertson, senior program officer at RWJF, and Tatiana Smith, a Jersey City-based doula and education product designer, urge New Jersey lawmakers to fully support and trust doulas and equip them with the tools and access they need to address the state’s dire maternal health crisis with the urgency it requires.

123 Leading Organizations Urge President Biden: Act Now to Eliminate Menthol Cigarettes

Led by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, leading civil rights, public health, medica, faith, and youth-serving organizations, including RWJF, placed a full-page ad in the Washington Post and issued a joint statement urging the Biden Administration to issue final rules this month to prohibit menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, meeting a deadline the Administration set in December.

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