The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) vision of a Culture of Health is for health to be a national priority—valued and advanced by collaborators from all sectors.
The Culture of Health Progress Report, led by an evaluation team at Westat, assesses RWJF’s contributions toward improved population health, well-being, and health equity through a Culture of Health lens. The Progress Report covers the period from July 2017 to January 2020, also referred to as “phase two,” the developmental phase. (See the Phase One Progress Report).
About the Assessment
The report sheds light on what it means to advance a Culture of Health. It offers examples of what the work looks like in practice. It also offers a long-term evaluation plan to understand the spread and uptake of the shared Culture of Health vision, as well as the effects of improving population health, well-being, and health equity. The report looks at both RWJF’s contributions as well as external drivers to progress in these areas.
The activities that Westat conducted included:
Ten case studies of organizations identified by RWJF staff as having adopted or aligned with Culture of Health principles;
A review of 10 RWJF initiatives identified by RWJF staff as being illustrative of the Culture of Health;
- A survey of housing agencies across the United States; a survey of county health officials in 16 counties across the U.S focused on their use of Culture of Health principles, with a particular focus on health equity; and
- The development of RWJF’s Theory of Change and a long-term evaluation plan.