Money to Answer a Controversial Question: What's the Actual Impact of Obamacare?

With the Affordable Care Act largely in place and operational, more funders have been investing in assessing the effects of the law. Two key players here are Robert Wood Johnson and the Urban Institute.
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With Foundation Help, A Lender Moves to Bolster Health Providers in Low Income Communities

Vital Healthcare Capital is focused on a niche that excites a lot of funders these days: improving healthcare in low-income communities while also bolstering job opportunities. No wonder funders are behind it.
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Treats for All? Who's Likely to Get a Piece of RWJF's New Money for Childhood Obesity

We could go on about what a hefty problem childhood obesity is, and how it leads to all sorts of later health problems. But let's cut to what really matters: How RWJF is likely to spend $500 million.
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Knowledge Is Power: Here's One Way RWJF Wants to Empower Healthcare Consumers

You wouldn’t think of checking out a new restaurant without first checking its Yelp review, would you? So, wouldn’t it be nice if you could read reviews of your local healthcare services before trying them out?
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Philanthropy, TED-Style: How RWJF is Looking for More Intellectual Juice

Kicking around big ideas is important for any organization looking to solve major problems, since you never know where breakthrough thinking will come from. America's top healthcare funder is one place opening its mind.
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Wanted by RWJF: An Army of Leaders to Fight a Culture War for Health

It's not every day that a foundation sets out to raise and train an army to carry out its bold vision. But that's what the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is doing as it blows up its old human capital programs and rebuilds from scratch.
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A Closer Look at RWJF's Hefty Child Obesity Grants to the American Heart Association

When a funder dumps over $20 million on a big national nonprofit in two years, you can bet that some of that money -- or a lot of it -- will actually end up feeding many smaller nonprofits through regranting. And, sure enough, that's the case here.
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You Can’t Buy Much with $18.92—Just Ask RWJF

The federal government spends less than $20 a year on your public health, according to a new report, which was funded by RWJF and published by nonprofit, nonpartisan Trust for America’s Health. It ain’t much, and what’s worse, the pitifully low number has stayed more or less the same for years.
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Inside the Growing Push Against Latino Obesity

The push to support Latino anti-obesity initiatives is gaining steam, but it’s still a fairly uncommon focus for foundations, whether national or local. That may be changing as more funders follow the lead of RWJF and Aetna, which have been working in this space for several years now.
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Inside Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Interest in Health Information Laws

Recently, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has taken an interest in improving access to healthcare through its Health Insurance Coverage grantmaking program. To RWJS, the slow pace of implementation of the Affordable Care Act keeps uninsured Americans stuck behind barriers to care—and the big giver wants to change that reality.
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Do Fast-Food Nutrition Labels Matter?

the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recently granted New England health benefits company Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, more than $160,000 to evaluate the impact that fast food menu labeling is having so far on children and adolescents.

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