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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Self Description

May 2004: "Established in 1972, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, based in Princeton, N.J. is the largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care in the United States. We concentrate our grantmaking in four areas."

  • To assure that all Americans have access to quality health care at reasonable cost...
  • To improve the quality of care and support for people with chronic health conditions...
  • To promote healthy communities and lifestyles...
  • To reduce the personal, social and economic harm caused by substance abuse tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs...

Third-Party Descriptions


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Financial Supporter of (past or present) Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) Organization Jun 3, 2006
Financial Supporter of (past or present) Prof. J. Lawrence Aber Person Oct 20, 2006
Organization Executive (past or present) Prof. Robert J. Blendon Ph.D. Person Jul 14, 2011

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Jul 20, 2009 S.C. case looks on child obesity as child abuse. But is it?

QUOTE: With childhood obesity on the rise across the USA, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, [Jerri] Gray's attorney says it could open the door to more criminal action against parents whose children have become dangerously overweight.

Jan 03, 2009 A Rise in Efforts to Spot Abuse in Youth Dating

QUOTE: Her death in 2007 in Indianapolis is one of several stemming from abuse in teenage dating relationships that have spurred states and communities to search for new ways to impress on adolescents — and their parents and teachers — the warning signs of dangerous dating behavior and what actions are not acceptable or healthy.

New York Times
Oct 29, 2008 Solutions to the health care problem

QUOTE: Is health care a right or a responsibility? During the third presidential debate, Barack Obama declared it to be a right, while John McCain called it a responsibility.
Sep 05, 2006 Number of Uninsured Children Rises: Census Figures Show 8.3 Million Youths Lacked Health Coverage in 2005

QUOTE: The discouraging development surprised some health experts, who attributed the change to budget crunches that led some states to curtail enrollment of children in government-subsidized plans and steady declines in the number of people who receive health insurance through their jobs.

Washington Post
May 05, 2004 Study Finds Widespread Problem of Inadequate Health Care

QUOTE: Americans get substandard care for their ailments about half the time, even if they live near a major teaching hospital..."Quality in most areas of care was uniformly poor"...

New York Times