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Trust for America's Health Supports Recommendations from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeff Levi, PhD, Executive Director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) in response to the release of the new report Beyond Health Care: Directions to a Healthier America by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commis...

YMCA of the USA Expands Healthy Communities Initiatives With $6.8 Million Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) has received a $6.8 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to expand an innovative national initiative that helps communities address rising rates of chronic disease. Pioneering Healthier Communities (PHC) encou...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards Grants to Nine Communities In Launch of $44 Million National Program to Reverse Childhood Obesity

Comprehensive Health Initiative Will Expand to 70 Cities and Regions by 2010 PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the first investment of a new $44 million initiative, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded grants of up to $400,000 to nine communities acros...

Ronald Pantello, Harry Sweeney, and David Wood Voted Into Medical Advertising Hall of Fame.

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The general membership of the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame voted to induct three new individuals at their Annual Awards Dinner to be held February 10, 2009 at the Pierre hotel in New York. A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be given. The 2009 induc...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Grant Recipients for $18 Million Dollar Initiative to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

Nationwide initiative aims to engage 6th to 8th grade youth in groundbreaking community-wide approach to build healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence and abuse Blue Shield of California Foundation joins Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in one of the largest national investme...

Texas Health Resources Receives Grant From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Support Prevention of Family Violence

Program offers employers free toolkit to enhance awareness, educate managers and assist employees ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family violence is a silent epidemic in the United States that costs our nation approximately $5.8 billion annually, according to the Centers ...

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center For Creative Leadership Launch National Training Program for Nonprofit Leaders

Central New York Is First Of Nine Communities To Participate In Fellowship Program To Prepare Next Generation of Professionals PRINCETON, N.J. and GREENSBORO, N.C., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has joined with the Center for Creative Leadersh...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Partners with AACN to Launch New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

Groundbreaking Program Addresses the Nursing Shortage By Supporting 1500 New Students in Accelerated Nursing Programs WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced today the cre...

UT Southwestern Medical Center receives grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

DALLAS April 22, 2008 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Physician Faculty Scholars program has awarded a two-year, $203,626 grant to Dr. Jane Brotanek, assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The funding will support Dr. Brotaneks research, which investigates the r...

Ravenell named recipient of grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

DALLAS Jan. 7, 2008 Dr. Joseph Ravenell, assistant professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has received a Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The $416,558 award supports his research for the next four years. The Har...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces $15.6 Million Grant to Apply Power of the Archimedes Model to Critical Health Care Decisions

Funding extends access to nation's most accurate simulation model for predicting health care quality, safety and cost outcomes PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced a five-year, $15.6 million grant to Archimedes, Inc., d...

Trust for America's Health Receives $7.6 Million Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Advance the Quality and Impact of the Public Health System

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) today announced it has received a three-year, $7.6 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to continue its efforts to ensure Americans will have a high quality, accountable and adequately fun...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pledges $500M To Fund Anti-Obesity Programs

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Wednesday announced that it will spend $500 million during the next five years on programs that address childhood obesity//, particularly targeting minority children, who are at the highest risk for being obese. Nearly 25 million children under age 18 are...

Healthcare Inadequate at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Cente

Yarl’s Wood one of the country's biggest immigration detention centers has been accused of providing inadequate healthcare for long-term detainees, according to the report of the prison watchdog.// Chief Inspector of Prisons Anne Owers launched an inquiry into healthcare at Yarl's Wood Immigrat...

Photo: New Survey Results Show Most Moms Are Aware Their Pre-teens and Teens Need Vaccines

...the Grant Review Committee and Peer Review Group at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Advisory Committee of the Robert wood Johnson Foundation, among others. About the Survey This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive, with su...

More Than 100 Healthy Schools Honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

...sa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), at the Fourth Annual He...ealthierGeneration.org . About the Robert wood Johnson Foundation The Robert wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health ...

UC design research points the way so you won't get lost at the hospital

...Medical Education & Research. Hablamos Juntos and the Society for Environmental Graphic Design are overseeing the project that is funded by the Robert wood Johnson Foundation. PROJECT BACKGROUND The project challenge for students is straightforward but substantial: Develop symbols that could serve ...

Cooling treatment after cardiac arrest is cost-effective, Penn study shows

... now know that the therapy is also a good use of health care resources," says lead author Raina M. Merchant, MD, MS, an emergency physician and Robert wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Penn Medicine. "We hope our findings will help more hospitals and insurers to adopt cooling protocols and help more surviv...

YMCA of the USA Announces 16 Communities Selected for Statewide Policy Change Initiative to Reverse the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

...Kingsport Family YMCA. The Robert wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has committed $6.8 milli... for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert wood Johnson Foundation. Their input is helping to buil... to find your local YMCA. About the Robert wood Johnson Foundation The Robert...

Motorcyclist Lives On, Rides On Through Organ Donation

...Health and Human Services as the designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving 37 counties in Central and Southeastern Ohio, and Hancock and wood counties in West Virginia. Lifeline of Ohio provides services to 64 hospitals through its transplant coordinators. LOOP's clinical staff is on call 24...

New Study Identifies Strategies to Retain Experienced Nurses as Nursing Shortage Looms & Nation's Health Care Needs Grow

...urses at patient bedsides, according to a new study supported by the Robert wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and coordinated by The Lewin Group. The s... To view both, visit www.rwjf.org/goto/wisdomatwork . The Robert wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues fa...

Kaiser Permanente Honored for Efforts to Combat Obesity With 2009 Pioneering Innovation Award at Weight of the Nation Conference

...to implement such a program. Participation in the Healthy Eating Active Living Convergence Partnership, a collaboration that includes the Robert wood Johnson Foundation, The California Endowment, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Kresge Foundation and Nemours, which promotes promising community and polic...

More Can Be Done to Slow Obesity's Toll on Health: Experts

...nk between rising rates of obesity and increasing medical costs is alarming, but not unexpected," Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert wood Johnson Foundation said in a statement. "Obesity is the driver of so many chronic conditions -- heart disease, diabetes, cancer -- that generate the e...

Almost 10 Percent of U.S. Medical Costs Tied to Obesity

...nk between rising rates of obesity and increasing medical costs is alarming, but not unexpected," Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert wood Johnson Foundation said in a statement. "Obesity is the driver of so many chronic conditions -- heart disease, diabetes, cancer -- that generate the e...

Study Estimates Medical Cost of Obesity May Be As High as $147 Billion Annually

...ability of affordable healthier food and beverage choices The community measures project is a collaborative effort among CDC, the Robert wood Johnson Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and the CDC Foundation. ICF Macro serves as the coordinating center for the project an...

Fresh-Meat Additives May Be Dangerous for Kidney Patients

...re at increased risk. In the new study, Dr. Richard Sherman and Dr. Ojas Mehta from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert wood Johnson Medical School, looked at the potassium and phosphate content in "enhanced" and additive-free meats and poultry from area supermarkets. Th...

Kansas City Patients Rate Their Doctors in Most Reliable Survey of Its Kind

... Kansas City is one of the 15 communities participating in the Robert wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality initiative that asks d... senior vice president and director of the Health Care Group for the Robert wood Johnson Foundation . "Collecting and reporting data publicly will help ...

EngagementHealth(R) Launches Comprehensive Wellness Program with Store Kraft - 80% of Employees and Spouses Participate in Programs

... BEATRICE, Neb. and WESTCHESTER, Ill., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Store Kraft Manufacturing Company, an industry leading manufacturer of custom wood and custom metal retail store fixtures and provider of integrated RFID technology capabilities, and EngagementHealth, LLC., an innovator in employer w...

Covanta Mendota Recognized for Its Exemplary Health and Safety Practices

...il fuels, biomass energy is generated by utilizing wood and agricultural fuel from a variety of local, ren... Valley. Additionally, the collection and use of wood waste at biomass facilities contributes to the rem...onal CO(2) into the atmosphere. The development of wood energy is needed to ensure our energy security." ...

Addiction Treatment Will Help Make Health Reform Affordable, New Analysis Shows

...Mind and Body: Behavioral Health and Reform," hosted by the Alliance for Health Reform ( www.allhealth.org ) and co-sponsored by CATG and the Robert wood Johnson Foundation. The "Unforeseen Benefits" white paper notes that an estimated 23 million Americans suffer from alcohol and drug addiction...

OH2 Medical Spa Achieves the First U.S. LEED(R) Certification for a Medical Commercial Interior

... Energy All water fixtures are low flow conservation models All wood products are natural and produced without urea and formaldehyde components ...f all dry wall and steel debris was recycled to minimize landfill use wood structures, mill work and cabinetry are made of LEED-approved woods and par...

PALNET Solves the Pallet Buyer's Dilemma

...they deserve." What are those factors? Most often, it's the specs: wood quality, type, dimensions, moisture content, nailing patterns, special requ...le of the stack to make sure all your specs are being adhered to. Check the wood grade and the nail count as well as board spacing. "Keep in mind,...

2009 recipient of minority scholar award begins clinical research on leukemia

...result of a partnership between the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) of the Robert wood Johnson Foundation, provides four years of support, including an annual stipend of up to $75,000 and an annual grant of more than $29,000 for research...

Study Evaluating Efficacy and Safety of Two Low-dose Regimens of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Vaginal Atrophy Now Published

...Gloria Bachmann, M.D., lead study author and director of the Women's Health Institute at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J., and chief of the OB/GYN service at the teaching hospital. "We are encouraged by this 52-week data that sh...

Job Stress, Economy Weighing on Americans

...sure and increased risk for cancer," study author Dr. Jason Block, a Robert wood Johnson Scholar at Harvard University and an internal medicine physician at... -- Jennifer Thomas SOURCE: Robert wood Johnson Foundation, news release, June 7, 2009 ...

National Business Coalition on Health Announces Conference Speakers for November 8-10 Annual Conference

...O, Memphis Business Coalition on Health and NBCH Board Chair. Confirmed speakers include: -- Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President & CEO, Robert wood Johnson Foundation -- Ron Williams, Chairman & CEO, Aetna -- Catherine Baase, MD, Global Director of Health Services, Dow Chemical Company -...

South Florida Dentist Dr. Craig Spodak Recommends Artificial Sweetener Xylitol to Help Prevent Cavities

...o a yearly periodontal screening after the age of 40." Recent studies have shown that the artificial sweetener Xylitol, a naturally occurring wood sugar that is found in the fibers of some fruits and vegetables, has been directly linked to the prevention of cavities. These studies show that the i...

Brown professor continues debate over recovered memory

...ildhood sexual abuse, can be repressed and then resurface later in life. Cheit's paper, co-authored by Rachel E. Goldsmith of Reed College and Mary E. wood of University of Oregon, appears in the current issue of Journal of Trauma & Dissociation . Cheit is disputing a 2006 contest by Harvard Universit...

IBM Award for Innovative Solution to Tackling World's Most Critical Social and Environmental Problems

... Help Defeat Cancer (with The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, which is a Center of Excellence of the University of Medicine and Dentistry-Robert wood Johnson Medical School): helped prove the scientists' more accurate technique for identifying cancer and won a competitive $2.5 million grant from the...

Nation Takes a Big Step Toward Learning Which Medical Treatments Work Best, a Major Advance in Fixing Our Broken Health-Care System

...ents based on nationally standardized measures for clinical quality, consumer experience, equity and efficiency. The Project is funded by the Robert wood Johnson Foundation along with support from participating organizations. ...
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