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Recommendations from the RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America

New recommendations from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Commission to Build a Healthier America explore how we can improve health for all Americans by investing in early childhood, integrating community development and health, and linking health and health care.  The Commission released the new recommendations on January 13, 2014.

Read the report, Time to Act: Investing in the Health of our Children and Communities, and explore the videos, graphics, and charts.

Issue Briefs

Education: It Matters More to Health than Ever Before - Issue Brief #1

Americans without a high school diploma are living sicker, shorter lives than ever before, and the links between education and health matter more now than they have in the past, says a new Issue Brief and video released January 7, 2014 by the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Read the entire policy brief here: http://societyhealth.vcu.edu/media/society-health/pdf/test-folder/CSH-EHI-Issue-Brief-1.pdf

Watch the animated video here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8N4wka3wak&feature=youtu.be

 

Why Education Matters to Health: Exploring the Causes - Issue Brief #2

The links between education and health are complex and tied closely to income and the opportunities people have to lead healthy lives in their communities, according to a new Issue Brief and video released April 29, 2014 by the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

This Issue Brief and video uncover why the relationship between education and health is intertwined and demonstrate how educational opportunities can be a lifeline for one disadvantaged Richmond community – the East End.

Read the entire Issue Brief here:  http://societyhealth.vcu.edu/media/society-health/pdf/test-folder/CSH-EHI-Issue-Brief-2.pdf

Watch the animated video here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3rsdBBFAN8&feature=youtu.be

 

Health Care: Necessary But Not Sufficient  -  Issue Brief #3

Quality health care is necessary to improve the health of disadvantaged populations, but it is not enough to eliminate the adverse effects of limited education, according to a new policy brief released on October 3, 2014, by the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health.

The brief, titled “Health Care: Necessary But Not Sufficient,” features new data from Kaiser Permanente, an integrated managed care consortium, and is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Read the entire Issue Brief #3 here:  http://societyhealth.vcu.edu/media/society-health/pdf/test-folder/CSH-EHI-Issue-Brief-3.pdf