Impact Of The COVID 19 Pandemic On Primary Care


  • Research highlights the need to strengthen primary care as the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year
  • Primary care physicians (PCPs), nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are often the first health care professionals that patients …

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Healthy Communities


Programs that catalyze fundamental system changes in health and health care to improve health care access and quality. Healthy Children and Families Programs to ensure that all families have the resources they need to foster healthy development from their child’s earliest years.

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Health Data For Action: (Data Access Award)


RWJF’s Health Data for Action (HD4A) program, launched in 2017 and managed by AcademyHealth, is designed to leverage health data for actionable insights. The program is aligned with the Foundation’s efforts to engage the health care sector in promoting population health and broader policy considerations.

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What Can The Health Care Sector Do To Advance Health


  • Community Health Centers have been the foundation of efforts to advance equity in health care access and quality for over 50 years
  • They operate at more than 8,000 sites in every state and U.S
  • territory, and have been demonstrated to provide care for chronic diseases comparable in quality to care provided in settings with significantly more advantaged populations.

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Health Leads: Meeting Basic Needs For Better Health


  • Health Leads envisions a health system that addresses basic needs as a standard part of care
  • Millions of low-income families seek medical care for health problems each day
  • But for families that struggle to meet basic needs like adequate food or housing, clinical care is only part of the solution.

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Home Is Where Our Health Is


  • The cost of housing in America is high—and getting higher in many places.Over the last two decades, rents have increased, while incomes have stayed flat
  • This takes an especially heavy toll on the 38 million “cost-burdened” families in America—more than half of whom spend over 50 percent of their incomes for the roofs over their heads.
  • To make ends meet, many families must live in

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The Current State Of Health Care Quality


Millions of Americans still lack health insurance¿and for those that can get care, paid for by their employer or through other means, the quality of care is not what it should be. In the seminal 2001 report Crossing the Quality Chasm, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) describes this quality crisis as having three main dimensions: ¿underuse,¿ ¿overuse¿ and ¿misuse¿ of care.

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Health Equity Principles For State And Local Leaders In


Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.”

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Race, Racism And Health


These health inequities, and often the diseases themselves, stem in part from the stress of being silenced, ignored, oppressed, and targeted for violence. In connection with past and current Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) programs aimed at reducing health inequities and advancing health equity, this collection includes research findings

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Health And Wealth: Wealth Matters For Health Equity


  • Evidence links greater wealth with better health
  • Wealth and income provide material benefits, such as healthier living conditions and access to health care, and protect people from chronic stress
  • Parents’ wealth shapes their children’s educational, economic and social opportunities, which in turn shape their children’s health throughout

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Steps To Create The Optimal Nursing Unit


Stay up to date: Receive monthly updates on RWJF-sponsored research that informs leading health policy debates on Capitol Hill - from health equity to improving access to quality health care, child nutrition, equitable housing, and more.

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Understanding Our Health Before The Pandemic Can Help Us


  • According to Medicare beneficiaries’ data (Kapinos, 2020), in 2017 the average total health expenditures in the last year of life was $66,176
  • This number has gone up by an average of about $3,000 per year since 2013
  • The pandemic’s pending health care bills will only exacerbate rising health

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Visualizing Health Equity: Diverse People, Challenges, And


Visualizing Health Equity: One Size Does Not Fit All Infographic To build a Culture of Health, we must first ensure everyone has the basics to be healthy. And when it comes to expanding opportunities for health, thinking the same approach will work universally is like expecting everyone to be able to ride the same bike.

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What Is Health Equity


While the term health equity is used widely, a common understanding of what it means is lacking. What is health equity? In a report designed to increase consensus around meaning of health equity, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provides the following definition: “Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

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Health Policy: How The U.S Can Create A Culture Of Health


  • For example, of people in America reporting being in poor or fair health: 23 percent had annual incomes below $35,000, with 9 percent who earned $50,000–$75,000 and just 6 percent earning more than $100,000
  • People with less income and wealth are less able to pay for health care or health insurance
  • They are also less likely to afford an

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Community Health Workers: Walking In The Shoes Of Those


A recipient of a 2019 RWJF Award for Health Equity, Kangovi is a primary care doctor in Philadelphia, a health policy researcher, and a professor who works to improve health equity. Kangovi developed IMPaCT, a community health worker program that relies on trustworthy individuals to help their community members improve their health and well-being.

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The Intersection Of Health, Equity And Climate Change


  • Human health and the health of our planet, including the stability of our climate, are intertwined
  • Climate change is a major threat to any vision of a healthy future
  • from health equity to improving access to quality health care, child nutrition, equitable housing, and more.

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Funding Opportunity Health Policy Research Scholars


Purpose. Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) is a four-year national leadership development program for full-time doctoral students from nonclinical, research-focused disciplines—who see policy as a key lever for change and are committed to ensuring their research is aligned with the health

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Fostering Cross Sector Collaboration To Improve Well Being


  • Improving health requires creative solutions driven by collaboration across sectors
  • No single individual, organization, or sector can change the course of America’s health
  • Building a Culture of Health means joining forces—as individuals, public and private institutions, and communities—to

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Incarceration Rates: A Key Measure Of Health In America


  • These include: poor sanitation, overcrowding, inadequate nutrition, violence and sexual abuse, inadequate mental health care, and other exacerbating conditions
  • And once prisoners are released and return to their communities, these unmet health needs increase their risk for homelessness, mental health issues, and other health problems

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Hospitals As Anchor Institutions For Community


Hospitals have a long tradition of serving as anchor institutions for community investment—not only by providing health care, but by hiring local workers and contractors and building new clinical facilities within their communities.

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Disaggregating Data: Advancing Health Equity


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Impact Of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) On


Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)—groups of physicians, hospitals and other health care providers—coordinate care across the health system in order to improve outcomes for patients and lower costs for the health care system over time. They do this through health information technology, better communications and care coordination staff.

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Income, Wealth And Health


Beyond the link between economic resources and the ability to afford health insurance and medical care, there is strong evidence showing relationships between income, wealth and health. from health equity to improving access to quality health care, …

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A Culture Of Empowerment, A Culture Of Health


  • The thin, paper-like hospital gown
  • The perfect symbol for what health care in America represents for most of us
  • As a bit of context, last week I spent three days with a group of amazing women from across the health care industry at an RWJF-sponsored forum hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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Healht: Right Or Privilege


  • In health care, many peer nations of the U.S
  • appear to employ the public property strategy to manage the tragedy of the health care commons
  • For example, in the United Kingdom, government ownership of most health care facilities and payment of health care providers allows the government to control access to those key resources for the population.

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Achieving Equity In Health: Interventions Making A


increasing efforts to keep health care safety-net facilities viable; and; devoting more research to further understanding health disparities. This Health Policy Brief summarizes what is known about health and health care disparities, discusses recent efforts to close the gaps, and was published online on October 6, 2011 in Health Affairs.

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Building A Culture Of Health In America


“What we mean by ‘building a Culture of Health’ is shifting the values—and the actions—of this country so that health becomes a part of everything we do,” said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, president and CEO of theRobert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), during her keynote address at Spotlight: Health.RWJF is a founding underwriter of the two-and-a-half day expansion of …

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Consistency And Cost: Why Reducing Variability In Health


  • As a nation, we spend nearly 18 percent of our Gross Domestic Product on health care, and health care costs remain the largest contributor to the national debt
  • In 2011 alone, the cost of maintaining the nation’s 5,700 hospitals exceeded $770 billion
  • If ever there was a time for a societal mandate to reduce health care costs, that time is now.

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Five Experts Reflect On The Health Equity Implications Of


Health care, public health and social services must work together to overcome the racial inequities that COVID-19 has intensified. Chris Lyttle, deputy director of Systems for Action (S4A), focuses on the social determinants of health and how the pandemic has exposed race-based gaps in the nation’s health system.

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What It Will Take To Address The COVID 19 Eviction Crisis


Giridhar Mallya, MD, MSHP, is an accomplished public health physician and health policy expert. Working to advance the role of policy in achieving a Culture of Health, particularly at the state and local level, he views the Foundation as “a national leader in marshaling the evidence used to shape policies that foster healthier people

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Culture Of Health Progress Report: Phase Two Findings And


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.

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How Cuba Builds A Culture Of Health


  • Here then are some lessons we believe could hold the greatest potential for catalyzing innovations in health care and population health, especially in marginalized or poor communities in the United States
  • Primary Care is local and comprehensive
  • A physician and nurse live and work in each community, and care for about 1,800 families.

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Primary Prevention, Especially For The Poor And


Adequate, culturally competent, comprehensive health care for all citizens is a social justice issue, and a fundamental right. To this point, our health system’s extreme emphasis on tertiary care is amongst the most fiscally irresponsible ways to improve the health of the nation.

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In A Worldwide Health Crisis, Lessons From Resilient


Before the pandemic, the 2015 Culture of Health Prize-winning community's “Be a Buddy” system sought to protect people from heat exhaustion by sending volunteers from local universities to check on, provide resources to, and build relationships with individuals who may distrust government programs. With strong relationships in place, once COVID-19 hit, the project morphed to assist people

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Research Into How The Mind Impacts Health


I hope these findings will motivate schools, community organizations, health care professionals and others to promote education and awareness of the impact mindsets have on our lives and work to more effectively leverage mindsets to improve health and healthcare. Mindsets are just one piece in the larger puzzle of factors that influence health.

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Our Homes Are Key To Our Health: 2019 Annual Message


  • Our health is influenced by many things
  • Like a good job, a good education, and safe places to play
  • All of these factors are linked to where we liveour homes
  • RWJF is dedicated to improving everyone’s health and well-being
  • We’re working with partners around the country to build a Culture of Health for all.

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Health Care Coverage: Education And Health Long Term Trends


  • Despite expanded health care coverage, health disparities for less-educated individuals persist
  • Health disparities between adults with and without a college education have persisted over the past two decades, with only slight narrowing among some demographic groups since 2011.

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Health Reform In Virginia


The work of a high-profile advisory council, led by a well-positioned secretary of health and human resources, has made Virginia “far more ready than many people think” for health care reform, according to this “Report from the States.”

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The Commodification Of Health Care And The Search For A


As a result health care—and health—remain a commodity for sale. Until we in the United States decide to de-commodify our health care and health by implementing a universal, single, publicly financed, national health program such as Medicare for All, we will remain in our current state of ethical underdevelopment.

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Harnessing Sports To Build Healthier, More Equitable


  • Figure Skating in Harlem is a pioneering youth development organization that combines the power of education with access to the artistic and athletic discipline of figure skating to help girls of color thrive
  • Its mission is to help girls transform their lives and grow in confidence, leadership, and academic achievement
  • Its vision is for every student, regardless of socioeconomic background

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Framing Public Health Issues


New Public Health: Why is framing so important in communicating about public health issues? Nisbet: Every public health challenge is incredibly complex and also has a lot of uncertainty about the causes and the best approaches to solutions. You can either communicate without really thinking purposely about how you’re going to frame that issue or you can actually turn to research to

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Health Data Outside The Doctor’s Office


Health primarily happens outside the doctor’s office—playing out in the arenas where we live, learn, work and play. In fact, a minority of our overall health is the result of the health care we receive.If we’re to have an accurate picture of health, we need more than what is currently captured in the electronic health record.

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Health, Income And Poverty


Third, health care payment and delivery system reforms have encouraged an emphasis on addressing social determinants of health, including income. In this brief, researchers review the evidence supporting the income-health relationship and the likely mechanisms through which income affects health.

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Attitudes, Views And Values Around Health, Equity And Race


  • The third wave of findings will be available spring 2021, followed by the fourth and final wave in summer 2021
  • The COVID-19 and the Experiences of Populations at Greater Risk survey is a national poll measuring attitudes, views and values toward health, equity, civic engagement and systemic racism during COVID-19.

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To Improve Health Equity, Rural America Must Be Part Of


Our extension office partners with local health care providers to offer workshops on healthy living and facilitates Tai-chi classes for all ages in public spaces across town. And we’re seeing steady progress—through the combined efforts of small business owners, city officials, local industry, and nonprofits—to revitalize our downtown.

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