RWJF Forum Series
This forum series, co-sponsored by RWJF, brings physicians, neuroscientists and the public together to understand "the big question: why we have the placebo effect."
Hurricane Sandy tested the capabilities of the public health system, and public health officials responded in heroic fashion—keeping our communities safe and healthy before, through, and after storms like Hurricane Sandy.
Approximately 6.1 million Americans abuse or misuse prescription drugs. Since 1999, overdose deaths involving prescription painkillers have quadrupled and now outnumber those from heroin and cocaine combined.
Every community needs the building blocks to give everyone the chance to make healthy choices, so we can all share in a culture of health.
October 12, 2010 | Video, Story
Clare County, Michigan, ranked last in its state in this nationwide assessment. Here's how local officials developed the tools and information to help improve the health of county citizens.
June 15, 2010 | Audio, Journal Article
Researchers evaluate health metrics.
Community development encompasses a range of efforts to improve physical, economic, and social conditions in low-income neighborhoods. There is a growing movement within the field to leverage these efforts as opportunities to improve health.
April 2, 2009 | Video
Commissioner and former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson hosts a video dialogue exploring the commission's findings.
February 10, 2010 | Report, Video
University of Wisconsin/RWJF project ranks counties on how healthy people are and how long they live.
October 1, 2009 | Video, Story
What grassroots can do to tackle second-hand smoke and other public health challenges.
January 1, 2012 | Video, Presentation Material
What we're learning about coordinating health care for high-utilizers.
February 16, 2010 | Video
In new video, RWJF President and CEO and Wisconsin health leaders detail how county rankings can help improve the health of communities.
May 15, 2009 | News Release, Video
Six states have increased taxes in 2009; North Carolina, Wisconsin Approve Statewide Smoke-Free Laws.
April 3, 2012 | News Release, Video
2012 County Health Rankings show what influences how healthy residents are, how long they live.