The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is to improve the health and health care of all Americans. The goal is clear: To help our society transform itself for the better.
As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public's health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has a unique capability and responsibility to confront the most pressing health and health care problems threatening our society. The Foundation's efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America, and their health care--how it's delivered, how it's paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families. As the Foundation invests in improving systems through which people receive care and in fostering environments that promote health and prevent disease and injury, they expect to achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change.
RWJF annual grantmaking in New Jersey is the highest of any private foundation in the United States. In the 2002 edition of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Anthology: To Improve Health and Health Care, Volume 5, RWJF Associate Vice President Pamela S. Dickson highlighted the Foundations first 30 years of local support in an article entitled, "Tending Our Backyard: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Grantmaking in New Jersey." As part of the recognition of the Foundation's 40th anniversary, this article follows up on the last ten years with an overview of some of its most recent investments, their significance, and the evolving nature of the Foundation's New Jersey Grantmaking. Read the full article by clicking here.
To commemorate its 40th anniversary, the Foundation saluted some of the programs they helped build and sustain that are improving health and health care for all Americans. The Force Multiplier campaign salutes RWJF programs, initiatives and individuals that have helped to revolutionize health and health care in America. Learn more about the Force Multipliers and read about the featured programs, people and initiatives by clicking here.
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