Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions
This program received support from the Foundation between 2014 and 2021.
Learning from abroad to improve health and well-being in the United States
When it comes to health, good ideas have no borders.
To help everyone in our nation have the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible, we need the best ideas the world has to offer. That’s why the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is searching the globe for programs, policies and practices that might work in the United States.
When we look around the world—from Canada to Colombia, Belgium to Botswana, Italy to India—we see countries that have made progress in tackling the same kind of problems our nation is struggling with. We want to know: What is working well there that we might be able to apply here at home?
While we always have our eyes and ears open for any practical solutions from abroad that could accelerate our nation’s progress toward a Culture of Health, we’re currently learning about how other nations have made progress toward achieving gender equity, advancing well-being, building authentic and meaningful community power, and fostering sustainable and equitable urban development.
Discover what we are learning from abroad.
Reimagined In America: What Can the World Teach Us About Building a Culture of Health?
Join conversations that explore how other countries have improved health and well-being, and hear how leaders and communities across the countries are turning promising practices and policies from overseas into practical solutions for the United States.
Cities Taking Action to Address Health, Equity, and Climate Change
When it comes to mitigating the health impacts of climate change, cities from around the world have a lot to teach us about improving the health of people and our planet.