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Commentary: We ran the CDC. No president ever politicized its science the way Trump has.

Former CDC Directors Richard Besser, Tom Frieden, Jeffrey Koplan and David Satcher explain why the agency's guidance on reopening schools must be based on sound science, not political pressure—and centered on safety and health equity.

Commentary: In our divided red and blue nation, coronavirus data is a uniting purple

"Coronavirus has been highly politicized but granular information is the friend of public health, politicians and the equitable reopening of America," says RWJF President and CEO Rich Besser.

Commentary: We Ran the CDC. Here’s How to Talk to the Public in a Health Crisis.

RWJF President and CEO Rich Besser and former RWJF Trustee Jeff Koplan—each of whom led the CDC during public health emergencies—pen an op-ed in Barron's laying out the importance of regular, science-based and careful communications to inform the public during the “shared journey” of the COVID-19 pandemic.

RWJF Statement on Racial Injustice, Violence, and Health in America

RWJF stands in solidarity with those speaking out against, and working to end, anti-black racial violence and other forms of interpersonal and structural racism, and seeking racial justice in America.

David R. Williams, Preeminent Scholar on Race and Health, Elected to RWJF Board of Trustees

The Foundation welcomes a new Trustee, Dr. Williams, whose research focuses on the complex ways in which health is affected by factors such as socioeconomic status, stress, racism, social conditions, and health behaviors.

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