Health Care's All-American Journey

The 2009 Annual President's Message from Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., RWJF president and CEO, discusses the long road traveled to improving America's health insurance and health care systems, and the health of our people. Attempts to change the status quo have been tried many times before but the timing was never right, that is until now. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is law. The implications are profound for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and our extended community of grantees, partners and stakeholders. The decisions we make now will have an impact on our programming and resource allocations for years to come.

This message speaks to how the Foundation's efforts will continue to further our mission—to improve the health and health care of all Americans—and will support progress toward the implementation of health care reform.