Health Policy Matters
To build a Culture of Health, we must harness the power of evidence-based policy to achieve lasting change. For everyone to have the chance to live as healthy a life as possible, we need public policy that both helps maximize access to quality, affordable health care, and create communities that are healthier, more inclusive, and provide everyone the opportunity to thrive.
Informing Health Policy Discussions at the Federal, State, and Local Level
As America’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation works with many organizations to analyze key issues affecting health in the United States. In the nation’s capital and at the state and local level, we use our knowledge and the expertise of our partners to provide policy makers and other stakeholders with analysis, evidence, and potential policy approaches that reach across the political spectrum. We also support convenings to promote robust public policy discussions, comment on federal regulations, and the provision of technical assistance to state and local governments putting health policies into place.
Nonpartisan Research and Health Policy Briefs
To help address the needs of busy policy-makers, congressional staffers and administration officials, we support translation of nonpartisan research and evidence into health policy briefs that strive to explain key policy issues in a concise, easily digestible format. This approach has been critical to our work in major policy areas such as tobacco control and health coverage, and helping to expand awareness of non-clinical issues such as health equity and the social determinants of health. As we work with others to improve health and well-being in America, here are some policy areas we’re working on: