Understanding Suicide Risk and Prevention
Suicide is a preventable public health threat requiring a multisectoral response, but more work is needed to disseminate these strategies and develop others. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - January 29, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Miller BF Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

December Marketplace Pulse: Prescription Drug Benefit
People shopping for health insurance in the individual market this year may find more choices. But one thing that has not changed much is the prescription drug benefit. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - December 18, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Marketplace Pulse: Broad Range of Insurers Enter an Increasingly Competitive ACA Marketplace
The ACA faces another threat with the Texas v. California case scheduled for a hearing before the Supreme Court, yet insurer interest in the Marketplaces continues to rise. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - October 16, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

The Potential Effects of a Supreme Court Decision to Overturn the Affordable Care Act: Updated Estimates
An Urban Institute brief finds that if the Supreme Court eliminates the ACA, millions of people will be left with reduced access to necessary medical care. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - October 15, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Blumberg LJ Tags: Health Disparities Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Three Ways the Columbia Gorge Region Is Supporting Farmworkers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Partners including community-based nonprofits and advocacy groups, health organizations, governments, school districts, other business owners, community members, etc. are supporting migrant and seasonal farmworkers during the pandemic. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 29, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Marketplace Coverage Enrollment by Metal Tier, 2016-2018: Trends in States Using the Healthcare.gov Enrollment Platform
An analysis of 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) administrative changes suggest consumers chose plans with lower premiums but higher out-of-pocket costs. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 29, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Wengle E Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Marketplace Pulse: The COVID Recession and Uninsurance: What’s in a Model?
In the context of massive income loss and given the health impact of COVID on individuals and families, understanding the the impact on health insurance coverage is critical. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - August 27, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Making Sense of Competing Estimates: The COVID-19 Recession's Effect on Health Insurance Coverage
With millions of workers out of work, early projections of the effect that COVID-19 would have on health coverage in the U.S. varied widely in both methodological approach and final projections. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - August 27, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Banthin J Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Comparison of 2017 to 2018 Changes in Insurance Coverage Across Surveys
An Urban Institute brief compares changes in health coverage between 2017-2018 as measured by the American Community Survey, the Current Population Survey and the National Health Interview Survey. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - July 22, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Aarons J Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Adults in Families Losing Jobs in the Pandemic Also Lost Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
Two analyses provide estimates of changes in health insurance coverage during the pandemic-related recession and examine who is avoiding health care because of cost or concerns about exposure. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - July 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Karpman M Tags: Public and Community Health Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Marketplace Pulse: The Medicaid Map May Shape Marketplace Entry
Millions of people are losing their jobs, and will also lose their employer sponsored health insurance coverage. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - June 11, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

The Medicaid Map May Shape Marketplace Entry
Millions of people are losing their jobs, and will also lose their employer sponsored health insurance coverage. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - June 11, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

The Implications of Medicaid Expansion in the Remaining States: 2020 Update
Even absent the current economic crisis, if the 15 holdout states had expanded Medicaid eligibility as envisioned under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 3.9 million fewer people would have been uninsured. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - June 8, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Simpson M Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

COVID-19 and the Individual Market
With dramatic impacts on population health and the economy, COVID-19 is disrupting every segment of health insurance. The individual insurance market will undoubtedly feel the impact of large changes. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - April 17, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Precarious Work Schedules and Population Health
Unstable work schedules are associated with poor health outcomes in adults, complexity and informality in child-care arrangements and behavioral problems in children. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - February 14, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Harknett K Tags: Social Determinants of Health Child and Family Well-Being National Source Type: news

Life Experiences and Income Inequality in the United States
While income inequality increases, a survey done by NPR, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and RWJF finds that the life experiences of people differ drastically across income-groups. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - January 9, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Tags: Social Determinants of Health Public and Community Health National Source Type: news

School Meals Help Millions Of Kids Grow Up Healthy
Students like healthier lunches and are eating more of them! Join the movement for healthy school foods. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - October 29, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Source Type: news

Healthy Schools Research - Phase II
When schools use a “whole child” approach to learning that promotes students’ social, emotional, physical, mental, and academic development, good health can go hand-in-hand with success in school and life. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 1, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Edge Research Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Early Childhood National Source Type: news

Education and Health: Long-Term Trends by Race, Ethnicity, and Geography, 1997-2017
The Urban Institute report shows worsening health for less-educated adults from all racial, ethnic, and geographic groups from 1997 to 2017. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - May 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: McMorrow S Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Building a Culture of Health: A Policy Roadmap to Help All New Jerseyans Live Their Healthiest Lives
Creating health equity through public policies is the focus of a Rutgers' report, which recommends actions that will help all New Jerseyans live their healthiest lives. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - April 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Center for State Health Policy Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Social Determinants of Health New Jersey (NJ) NJ Source Type: news

Marketplace Pulse: Cost-Sharing for Drugs Rises Sharply at Higher Tiers
The major mechanisms that determine out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs are formulary tier placement and the corresponding cost-sharing. Drugs in lower tiers, like generics, usually require a modest co-pay. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

What's Behind 2018 and 2019 Marketplace Insurer Participation and Pricing Decisions?
Consumers using ACA marketplaces to assess 2019 health insurance options had more choices of insurers with generally modest premium increases—and even some decreases. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - January 1, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

A Path to Incremental Health Care Reform
Since the implementation of the ACA coverage provisions in 2014, health insurance coverage has expanded significantly, but about 32 million people are estimated to remain uninsured in 2020. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - December 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Blumberg LJ Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Per Capita Change in Monthly Spending to Stay in Same Plan Under Hypothetical Scenario
In some health insurance markets, increased competition may result in a reduction in the purchasing power of subsidized consumers by narrowing the gap between the benchmark premium and plans that are cheaper than the benchmark. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - November 28, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

How Have Workers Fared Under the ACA?
Concerns regarding negative effects on employment and employer-sponsored insurance did not come to fruition according to an Urban Institute analysis of federal data. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - November 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Gangopadhyaya A Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Advancing Health and Well-Being: Using Evidence and Collaboration to Achieve Health Equity
Advancing Health and Well-Being is the second in RWJF's Culture of Health series, spanning a broad range of topics related to current public discourse, including the role of place, race, opportunity and class in health and well-being. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Marketplace Pulse: Giant Steps
While affordability still limits the size of the individual market, carriers are seeing increased opportunities, which should increase choice and reduce premiums in some markets. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - August 28, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Moving Foward Together
RWJF's updated Action Framework informs the Foundation’s programming and funding and serves as a catalyst and guide for individual, organizational, and community initiatives. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - May 1, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Plough A Tags: Public and Community Health Child and Family Well-Being Social Determinants of Health National Source Type: news

Tell Me a Story
Patient narratives serve as a means for patients, family members, and caregivers to share their health care experiences and help to improve health care quality in ways that more conventional “report cards” cannot. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - May 1, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Browne K Tags: International Source Type: news

Could where you live influence how long you live?
Explore how life expectancy in America compares with life expectancy in your area, and resources aimed at helping everyone have the opportunity to live healthier. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - April 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Source Type: news

Insurers Remaining in Affordable Care Act Markets Prepare for Continued Uncertainty in 2018, 2019
Although most insurers in this study remain committed to participating in the individual market, they acknowledged that their commitment is being tested by policies that undermine the stability of the individual market. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - March 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Corlette S Tags: Health Care Cost and Value Health Coverage National Source Type: news

School Climate and Social and Emotional Learning
Aligning school climate and social and emotional learning, two previously separate concepts, can be integrated in future research to create healthier schools. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - January 31, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Osher D Tags: National Adolescents (11-18 years) Children (0-5 years) Children (6-10 years) Source Type: news

For a Healthier Nation, Let’s Look to Nurses!
Nurses need supportive educational, policy, research, and workplace environments in order to effectively drive the change needed that will improve the well-being of all in our nation. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - November 30, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Paul Kuehnert Tags: Public and Community Health Nurses and Nursing National Source Type: news

Communities in Crisis
Many local programs targeting untreated substance use disorder and serious mental illness are not well understood beyond their communities. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - October 27, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Bachrach D Tags: Mental and Emotional Well-Being Public and Community Health National Local or community-based Source Type: news

Make a School Lunch Date! Infographic
This infographic illustrates how parents can encourage healthy eating habits by making a school lunch date with their child. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - October 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Source Type: news

New Leaders Use Telehealth—and Teamwork—to Tackle Opioid Use
Diverse leaders from every sector and discipline aim to address social factors that influence health, including telehealth to fight opioid addiction. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 26, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Kaytura Felix Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Can a Trash Can Reveal a Community’s Values?
RWJF and the Gehl Institute explore what the U.S. can learn from other countries about designing and using public spaces to promote health, equity and inclusion. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Karabi Acharya Tags: Public and Community Health International Source Type: news

RWJF Awards Eight Communities the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize
Honored for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives, the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winners are announced. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Social Determinants of Health Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Algoma, Wisconsin
The small town of Algoma, Wisconsin, is doing big things. Through the Live Algoma initiative, people and institutions are coming together to set goals and work as a team to address the city’s health and wellness issues. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Richmond, Virginia
Stakeholders from across Richmond, Virginia, are coming together to create agency and opportunity for all residents, empowering them to make healthy choices and forge pathways out of poverty. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Disparities Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Chelsea, Massachusetts
This tiny city across the Tobin Bridge from Boston is tackling big urban challenges with innovation and heart. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Allen County, Kansas
Residents of this county in rural southeastern Kansas are banding together to foster a sense of belonging and create a shared vision of health and enhanced livelihood for all. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Social Determinants of Health Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Richmond, Virginia
Stakeholders from across Richmond, Virginia, are coming together to create agency and opportunity for all residents, empowering them to make healthy choices and forge pathways out of poverty. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Disparities Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Algoma, Wisconsin
The small town of Algoma, Wisconsin, is doing big things. Through the Live Algoma initiative, people and institutions are coming together to set goals and work as a team to address the city’s health and wellness issues. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Chelsea, Massachusetts
This tiny city across the Tobin Bridge from Boston is tackling big urban challenges with innovation and heart. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Allen County, Kansas
Residents of this county in rural southeastern Kansas are banding together to foster a sense of belonging and create a shared vision of health and enhanced livelihood for all. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Social Determinants of Health Public and Community Health Source Type: news

National 4-H Council and RWJF Partner to Empower Youth in Creating Healthier Communities
RWJF and National 4-H partnership will leverage reach of Cooperative Extension and innovation of youth leadership to build a Culture of Health in communities across the nation. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news