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Jun 30, 2014, 10:26 ET
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Race and Ethnicity Impacts Patient Access to Quality Health Care

Forty percent of Black and Hispanic patients receive worse care than their White counterparts, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and...

Mar 10, 2014, 12:00 ET
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Empowering Patients to Better Manage their Health Results in Improved Health and Health Care

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released a suite of materials—including a brief, videos, case studies, and more—to help...

Feb 27, 2014, 06:00 ET

Ten Leading Foundations Join Forces To Expand Opportunity For Young Men Of Color

 Today ten of America's leading foundations announced a joint effort with the White House to help America's young men of color reach their full...

Feb 24, 2014, 06:00 ET

La RWJF y Consumer Reports ofrecen una herramienta bilingüe sobre asistencia financiera para pagar los costos del seguro médico

-- Las familias de cuatro personas que ganan hasta $94 mil al año podrían ser elegibles para ayuda financiera La Robert Wood...

Jan 13, 2014, 00:01 ET

Commission To Build A Healthier America Recommends Seismic Shift In Funding Priorities To Improve Health, With Emphasis On Early Childhood Education, Community Revitalization And Broader Health Care Scope

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission Calls for Shift in Funding Priorities to Ensure All Children have Access to Early Childhood...

Dec 12, 2013, 13:35 ET
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Health Care Clinicians Use Data to Improve Patient Care

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released a package of materials—including a brief, videos, case studies, and...

Aug 07, 2013, 08:05 ET
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New Report Challenges Basic Assumptions About Reforming Payment in Health Care

Authors reject "carrot and stick" approach to controlling costs, offer new framework A new report from the Health Care Incentives Improvement...

Jul 16, 2013, 11:00 ET

Mental Health Association in New Jersey Receives $735,780 Grant From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The physical devastation left by Hurricane Sandy was clearly evident the day the stormed passed through New Jersey. But its toll on the mental...

Jul 02, 2013, 20:09 ET
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New Report: High Job Satisfaction Among Public Health Nurses, But Many State Health Departments Struggle to Fill Vacancies

 Public health nurses play an essential role in improving the population's health and delivering essential health services to communities, but...

Jun 13, 2013, 14:15 ET
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Join The RWJF Commission To Build A Healthier America On June 19 In Washington, D.C.

Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America as it hears testimony from leading experts...

Jun 04, 2013, 10:49 ET

Statement by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, President and CEO - Sen. Frank Lautenberg was a passionate advocate for public health

 It is with great sadness and deep admiration that we at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation extend our condolences to the family and friends of...

May 14, 2013, 08:00 ET

New Study: Does Better Recess Equal A Better School Day?

A new study released today from Mathematica Policy Research and the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University...

Jan 15, 2013, 13:26 ET

Searchable FAIR Database Provides Access to 30 Years of Healthcare Disparities Research

Health care journalists, providers and administrators seeking research on interventions to address heath disparities now have access to the most...

Jan 02, 2013, 11:13 ET

RWJF Twitter Campaign in January 2013 to Focus on Health Care Disparities

Even after controlling for factors such as insurance coverage and socioeconomic status, significant racial and ethnic inequalities persist in U.S....

Nov 19, 2012, 12:56 ET

Multi-Million-Dollar Initiative Reports Progress in Addressing New Jersey's Nurse Faculty Shortage

State Senate Committee Hearing Highlights Efforts to Avert Health Workforce Crisis, Challenges That Remain State legislators today heard...

Nov 14, 2012, 08:45 ET
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Equity and the Affordable Care Act: Why Health Care Insurance Alone Doesn't Remedy Disparities

 Access to health care coverage does not ensure equality of health care, and equitable care doesn't mean treating every patient the same,...

Sep 12, 2012, 14:19 ET

Federal Initiative Names Expansion Sites for Supportive Housing Initiative to Keep Children Out of Foster Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, and four private foundations today named local partners...

Aug 23, 2012, 16:22 ET

California One of Just Nine States Selected for Grant to Build a More Highly Educated Nursing Workforce

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced that California is one of nine states chosen for a two-year, $300,000 grant to advance...

Jun 18, 2012, 10:00 ET

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Program Awards Grants to 55 Schools of Nursing to Provide Scholarships for Students in Accelerated Degree Programs

Scholarships, program support will aid second career nurses from groups underrepresented in nursing who are enrolled in accelerated degree...

Apr 19, 2012, 09:00 ET

Baltimore Answers Skilled-Nursing Care Shortage With Groundbreaking Green House Project at Stadium Place

 With a looming shortage in long-term care options in poor neighborhoods around the U.S., Baltimore is leading the way today with the opening...