For more than 45 years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has worked with others to address the major health and health care issues of our time. A constant cycle of research, evaluation, and learning has always driven our work.
RWJF’s vision of a Culture of Health is rooted in our collective belief that everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to be healthier. RWJF recognizes the significant role that racism plays in the American landscape—undergirding entrenched policies and practices shaping virtually every aspect of life, opportunity, and well-being across the country.
The effects of racism in federal, state, and local policies on the lives of people of color are profound and enduring. Racism in policies can make it more difficult for people of color and immigrants to secure quality housing, health care, early care and education, and wealth and income.