COVID-19 Community Response: Emerging Themes Across Sentinel Communities
Over the next year, the Sentinel Communities project will follow the experiences of nine diverse communities to understand how they are responding to and recovering from COVID-19. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - July 28, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Effects of Medicaid Health Plan Dominance in the Health Insurance Marketplaces
As more people become unemployed, lose their employer-sponsored insurance, and need cost-effective alternatives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the marketplaces will likely be a valued resource for health insurance coverage. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - June 17, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Wengle E Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Building the Evidence on Best Practices to Engage Private Industry in Childhood Obesity Prevention
This evaluation assessment examined the contribution of 46 companies to changing the food and beverage environments to reduce the risk of unhealthy weight gain among young people between January 2005 and December 2015 (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - June 2, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Source Type: news

What We're Learning about Global Study Tours to Advance a Culture of Health in the United States
By looking beyond our borders to learn how our peers abroad are improving health and well-being, we can uncover valuable lessons, build relationships, inspire action, and find new ways to improve policies, programs, and systems. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - May 7, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Source Type: news

Hispanic Adults in Families with Noncitizens Disproportionately Feel the Economic Fallout from COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Hispanic adults’ family financial security to a greater extent than other racial and ethnic groups. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - May 6, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Gonzalez D Tags: Health Disparities Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Increasing Federal Medicaid Matching Rates to Provide Fiscal Relief to States During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As jobless rates rise due to COVID-19, research shows need for more federal funding for Medicaid and CHIP. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 23, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Health Care Quality and Value National Source Type: news

Child Care Subsidies: Supporting Work and Child Development for Healthy Families
Non-parental child care is a key support for working parents and can contribute to long-term child health and development. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 13, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Adams G Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Early Childhood National Source Type: news

With New Marketplaces Created by the Affordable Care Act, is it Still Less Expensive to Serve Low-Income People in Medicaid Than in Private Coverage?
Medicaid beneficiaries use more care, but marketplace enrollees generally have higher spending, presenting challenges for policymakers responsible for health policy. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 9, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Blavin F Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

2019 Center for Effective Philanthropy Grantee Perception Report
The 2019 Grantee Perception Report finds that, overall, grantees remain very satisfied with their experiences with the Foundation, allowing us to build on those recognized strengths. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 1, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Center for Effective Philanthropy Tags: Health Disparities Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Medicaid Block Grants and Per Capita Caps
Medicaid block grants would be particularly harmful today, as the COVID-19 pandemic and opioid epidemic increase the need for affordable health care for lower-income people. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 25, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Life Expectancy: 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 - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 9, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Source Type: news

Minimizing Risks to Patients in High-Stakes Provider-Payer Contract Disputes
While patients have no guarantee that a particular physician or hospital will remain in their insurance company’s network, various policies can protect them in the event of a contract dispute. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 9, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Corlette S Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Deductibles on the Individual and Small Group Markets, 2020
In addition to the logistical challenges of creating an adequate supply of reliable tests for COVID-19, RWJF's Kathy Hempstead discusses the financial aspects of diagnosis, treatment and health equity issues. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 6, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Disparities Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Hospital Readiness for COVID-19
As COVID-19 spreads across the U.S., concerns mount that the need for hospital beds will overwhelm national capacity, putting severe strains on the health care system and limiting access to necessary care. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 1, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Blavin F Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

How the Health Care Industry is Investing in Patients' Social Needs
The February 2020 Health Affairs issue examines health systems' efforts to address social determinants of health. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - February 5, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Social Determinants of Health National Source Type: news

Marketplace Premiums and Insurer Participation: 2017-2020
In a recent Urban Institute report, researchers look at changes in the average lowest silver premiums from 2017 to 2020 by state. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - January 16, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Marketplace Pulse: Plan-Spreading
RWJF's Katherine Hempstead finds there has been an increase in carrier participation in the individual market. There were 26 entries into new states and 56 expansions within states. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - December 12, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Marketplace Pulse: Volatility in the Individual Market
RWJF's Katherine Hempstead looks at the changes in the number of health insurance carriers by county and assigns "volatility" ratings to determine which are at risk of carrier exit. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - October 23, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Volatility in the Individual Market
RWJF's Katherine Hempstead looks at the changes in the number of health insurance carriers by county and assigns "volatility" ratings to determine which are at risk of carrier exit. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - October 23, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

States Seek Greater Control, Cost-Savings by Converting to State-based Marketplaces
The Urban Institute finds that 11 states and D.C. currently operate their own health insurance marketplace eligibility and enrollment websites under the ACA, but that number is slated to grow. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - October 10, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Corlette S Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Reinventing Discovery
As the popularity of smartphones has soared, so has enthusiasm for app-based research studies, although plunging public trust in commercial technology companies has jolted the field. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - October 1, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Wielawski IM Tags: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Source Type: news

Marketplace Pulse: A Long Look at the Individual Market
RWJF's Katherine Hempstead takes a look at trends by carrier type, showing a mix of stability and change. For 2020, the trend toward greater issuer participation has continued. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 18, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

ACA Marketplace Participation Tracker
Analysis and interactive map of ACA individual market carrier participation by county. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 18, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Katherine Hempstead Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

A Typology for Analyzing Coverage Gains by State: 2013-2017
An Urban Institute brief explains state typology highlighting states’ different circumstances both before the ACA and four years after implementation. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 13, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Culture of Health Sentinel Community Insights
A set of three reports describe efforts to promote health and well-being that have emerged from looking across 30 Sentinel Communities. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 1, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health National Local or community-based Source Type: news

Culture of Health Measures Compendium
This Culture of Health measures compendium includes detailed information about the measures updated in 2019. The measures compendium follows a similar format to prior compendiums, and is located at www.cultureofhealth.org. Additional details includin... (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - July 1, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: National Source Type: news

Rural Leadership, Rural Health: What We're Learning
Investing in rural leadership is key to resolving complex health issues and advancing health equity. RWJF is learning from and investing in leaders from rural communities in every corner of the country. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - July 1, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Leadership Development Rural Source Type: news

MARKETPLACE PULSE: Medicaid Managed Care Organizations in the Individual Market
The share of the population in a county with an MMCO in the marketplace increased from 48 percent in 2015 to 57 percent in 2019. Yet there are opportunities for more growth. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - May 20, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Why Don't More Medicaid Insurers Sell Plans in ACA Marketplaces?
This Urban Institute brief explains why Medicaid insurers may not want to sell plans in the ACA marketplaces yet may favor the idea of a Medicaid buy-in program. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 29, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Burton R Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Healthy Food and Nutrition
Many families across the nation struggle with hunger and access to healthy foods that is essential for children’s cognitive and physical development. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 18, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Early Childhood National Source Type: news

The Importance of the First Years of Life
Early life experiences set the foundation for lifelong health and well-being. The experiences of children in the first years of life play a major role in how their brains and bodies develop. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 18, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Early Childhood National Source Type: news

Maternal and Child Health
Data that shows maternal and child health in the United States is much worse than it should be for a wealthy country with advanced health care services. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 18, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tags: National Source Type: news

Early Care and Education
Investing in programs to support families and children, birth to age 5, is an effective strategy to support success in school and lifelong health for young children. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 18, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Early Childhood National Source Type: news

Family Economic Stability: Work Supports and Tax Credits
Research shows too many families with young children in United States face persistent financial hardship impacting their health and well-being. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 18, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Early Childhood National Source Type: news

Health Value and Belief Differences Among Rural Americans
This report examines how rural adults vary in their beliefs and values when it comes to health. A survey based on 10,000 respondents revealed a typology that divides people into seven broad categories: committed activists, community health promoters,... (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 1, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Bye L Tags: National Rural Source Type: news

Family and Medical Leave
Families need time together to create strong relationships and address health needs, but a vast majority of parents with young children in the workforce do not have access to paid family and medical leave. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 1, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Ascend at the Aspen Institute Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Early Childhood National Source Type: news

Paid Family Leave Policies and Population Health
Evidence suggests that the introduction of paid family leave for up to one year may yield child and maternal health benefits in the short and long run. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 28, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Rossin-Slater M Tags: Social Determinants of Health Public and Community Health National Source Type: news

Food Support Programs and Their Impacts on Young Children
A growing body of research indicates that key federal food support programs have positive impacts on young children’s food security and health. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 28, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Schanzenbach DW Tags: Child and Family Well-Being National Source Type: news

2019 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report
Introduction: By ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) illustrates how where we live affects how well and how long we live. CHR&R also shows what each of us can do to create healthier place... (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 19, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Givens M Tags: National Local or community-based Source Type: news

Expanding Opportunities for Health in Small and Mid-Size Cities
Understanding smaller cities’ strengths, challenges, and opportunities for achieving health and well-being for all. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 5, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Slow Growth in Medicare and Medicaid Spending Per Enrollee Has Implications for Policy Debates
Since 2006, national health expenditure (NHE) growth has been slow relative to historic growth rates. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - February 11, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Advancing Well-Being in an Inequitable World
Efforts around the globe offer lessons for practitioners, policymakers, and researchers as well as anyone interested in understanding and ensuring well-being. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - February 1, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: International Source Type: news

The Marketing of Short-Term Health Plans
Consumers shopping online for health insurance will often find websites selling short-term plans as a replacement for ACA-compliant coverage, which often fail to provide consumers with needed information. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - January 31, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Corlette S Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Health Care Quality and Value 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 - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - January 1, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Early Childhood Education and Care
This report summarizes 17 selected federal programs that are particularly important for early childhood education and care. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - December 11, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Early Childhood Source Type: news

With a Little Help from My Friends
Children and teenagers benefit from the social and emotional support that friends offer, but they can also experience occasional social stressors and peer conflicts. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - December 5, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Pepler D Tags: Early Childhood National Adolescents (11-18 years) Children (0-5 years) Children (6-10 years) Source Type: news

Are Marketplace Premiums Higher in Rural Than in Urban Areas?
An analysis by the Urban Institute of federal data shows insurance plans in urban areas had significantly lower premiums than plans in rural areas. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - November 15, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Wengle E Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Life in Rural America
The purpose of the Life in Rural America report was to understand the current views and experiences of rural Americans on economic and health issues. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - October 16, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Tags: National Source Type: news

Percent of Plans with Out of Network Benefits
Bills from out-of-network health care providers is an issue that has been gaining prominence with coverage from the media and growing policymaker interest. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - October 4, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Hempstead K Tags: National Source Type: news

Losses of Private Non-Group Health Insurance a Key Driver Behind 2017 Increase in Uninsurance
Despite a healthy economy and low unemployment, a report shows the number of uninsured individuals increased for the first time since the ACA took effect. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 27, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Skopec L Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news