The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) remains committed to its vision of a Culture of Health, an organizing principle for changing how America thinks about health.
Our vision calls for everyone to “strive together to build a Culture of Health, enabling all in our diverse society to lead healthier lives, now and for generations to come.” The Action Framework continues to inform the Foundation’s programming and funding and serves as a catalyst and guide for individual, organizational, and community initiatives.
To chart and measure the nation’s progress to improve population health, well-being, and equity, in 2015 RWJF and the RAND Corporation developed an Action Framework (introduced in the report titled From Vision to Action) and set of 41 National Measures to help individuals and organizations understand the vision and the opportunities for action.
This 2018 update reflects work done to understand how the Measures (refined now to a set of 35) have been, and can be, used by diverse constituents. In an effort to inspire ongoing engagement, we have included a supplement outlining different ways sectors may find the Framework valuable in their work. We are committed to learning how the Framework is used by different groups and ensuring that it remains a valuable catalyst for actions to improve health, well-being, and equity, and will update the Measures periodically.