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To Improve Health and Health Care, Volume XVI: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology

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To Improve Health and Health Care, Volume XVI: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology

Stephen L. Isaacs (Editor), David C. Colby (Editor), Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-1-119-00080-8 September 2014 Jossey-Bass 304 Pages

Description

The RWJF's biannual update on the latest developments in U.S. health care

To Improve Health and Health Care is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's biannual anthology, focusing on the pressing health and health care issues facing the country. This volume covers some of the most important topics in public health, preventative medicine, and health services. Readers will find an in-depth look into the programs funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, providing policy makers, practitioners, and interested members of the public a valuable perspective to inform strategy for the coming years.

As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, this ongoing anthology of the RWJF provides an update on the latest developments and advances taking place in the field of health, bringing readers up to speed on where we are, and where we still need to go.

  • Understand the new developments in reducing childhood obesity
  • Examine innovations in health care delivery
  • Learn how RWJF programs are making a difference to patients and providers

Since 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. To further its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, develop ideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people to devote their energies to improving the nation's well-being. To Improve Health and Health Care describes the latest outcomes and progress, for a complete overview of the American health care system.

Foreword: Crafting a New Vision for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation vii
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

Acknowledgments xiii

Section One: The Pioneer Portfolio 1

1. Where Do Ideas Come From? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Experience 3
David C. Colby, Stephen L. Isaacs, and Amy Woodrum

2. The Pioneer Portfolio 21
Tony Proscio

3. OpenNotes 49
Irene M. Wielawski

4. Using Video Games to Improve Health 93
Sara Solovitch

Section Two: Reducing Childhood Obesity 117

5. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Efforts to Reduce Childhood Obesity 119
Stephen L. Isaacs, David C. Colby, and Amy Woodrum

6. Building a Field of Childhood Obesity Research 131
Joe Alper

7. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Programs to Improve the Built Environment 159
Will Bunch

8. The Healthy Schools Program 185
Paul Jablow

9. The Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Program 207
Marissa Miley

Section Three: Local Initiatives 235

10. The 211 LA Developmental Screening and Care Coordination Program 237
Digby Diehl

The Editors 261

The Contributors 263

Index 269