New Funding Opportunities from RWJF: Seeking Innovators from Every Field

Applications are now open for the 2017 cohort in four national leadership development programs from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) designed to create the next generation of leaders committed to equity and better health: Culture of Health Leaders Clinical Scholars Health Policy Research Scholars Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Use RWJF’s Program Finder tool to find More

Are Fast-Food Restaurants Keeping Their Promises to Offer Healthier Kids’ Meals?

A new study by the University of Connecticut Rudd Center evaluated whether top fast-food restaurant chains in the U.S. have implemented healthier kids’ meal default policies. Since 2013, McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, Wendy’s, KFC, and Dairy Queen have pledged to remove sugar-sweetened fountain drinks from menu boards and/or offer healthier drinks and side dished with More

Healthy Eating Research Seeks Research Coordinator

The Healthy Eating Research program is seeking a full time Research Coordinator to work at the program office at Duke University. Primary responsibilities include: managing contract set-up, invoicing, and payment; managing application and review processes for annual call for proposals; coordinating and planning local and national conferences and meetings; and providing technical assistance and budgetary More

RWJF Statement on Nutrition Standards for School Meals

Yesterday, Richard Besser, MD, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), issued a statement reaffirming support for school meals standards. “Every child deserves a healthy school that provides nutritious food to eat and opportunities to be physically active,” he writes. “The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation urges the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) More

2017 County Health Rankings Released

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute have released the eighth annual County Health Rankings. The Rankings provide information on factors such as jobs, education, housing, and community safety. Learn more.