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

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

Inspiring and Powering the Future
This report draws from the views and ideas of 25 adolescent development experts about the most critical issues in adolescent wellness, gaps in research, translation of research into policy and practice, and opportunities for learning and action. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - July 2, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Geis M Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Source Type: news

Early Childhood Is Critical to Health Equity
Children in families with limited economic resources often face multiple physical and psychosocial hardships in early childhood that can dramatically damage their health, with lifelong consequences. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - June 12, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Braveman P Tags: National Source Type: news

The Implications of Medicaid Expansion in the Remaining States
The Urban Institute looks at the benefits of Medicaid expansion in the 32 states that have expanded the program compared to the 19 states that have not. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - May 16, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Buettgens M Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

The Power of Data for Healthy Communities
RWJF supports multiple efforts to provide community leaders and residents with local health data, as well as data about the drivers of health at the state, county, city and census tract levels. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 1, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: National Source Type: news

Why Does Medicare Advantage Work Better Than Marketplaces?
Urban Institute researchers find that Medicare Advantage markets are substantially more robust, with higher private insurer participation and lower average premium growth, than traditional marketplaces. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - January 30, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Coverage National Source Type: news

The Scaling of Playworks: A Case Study
Playworks provides valuable lessons on growing a small, local organization into a national movement with broad applicability for other organizations that want to bring to scale ideas and contribute to RWJF’s work to build a Culture of Health. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - January 9, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Geisz MB Tags: Mental and Emotional Well-Being Childhood Obesity Early Childhood Development Adolescents (11-18 years) National Children (6-10 years) Source Type: news

Marketplace Pulse: Mixed Harvest
With no individual mandate and expanded non-comprehensive coverage, the divisions between states will deepen, and market conditions will deteriorate for unsubsidized farmers and others seeking coverage in states that don’t protect their risk pool. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - January 3, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Access Health Care Cost and Value National Source Type: news

Make a School Lunch Date!
This infographic illustrates how parents can encourage healthy eating habits by making a school lunch date with their child. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - October 2, 2017 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Source Type: news

New Report Finds Progress to Prevent Obesity at Risk
Adult obesity rates are showing signs of leveling off, according to the 14th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report from the TFAH and RWJF—but progress could be eroded if programs are cut and policies are weakened. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - August 31, 2017 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Source Type: news

Comments from Richard Besser, MD, on Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments
Comments from Richard Besser, MD, president and CEO of RWJF, on nutrition labeling of standard menu items in restaurants and similar retail food establishments. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - June 27, 2017 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Health Disparities Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Source Type: news

Comments from Richard Besser, MD, on Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments
Comments from Richard Besser, MD, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on nutrition labeling of standard menu items in restaurants and similar retail food establishments. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - June 27, 2017 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Health Disparities Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Source Type: news

Evaluation of Voices for Healthy Kids Program
Voices for Healthy Kids®, a collaboration between RWJF and the American Heart Association, aims to educate the public and policymakers about what is needed to prevent childhood obesity. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - June 14, 2017 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Source Type: news

Evaluation of Voices for Healthy Kids Program
Voices for Healthy Kids®, a collaboration between RWJF and the American Heart Association aim to educate the public and policymakers about what is needed to prevent childhood obesity. Evaluations are available for the first two years of the program. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - June 14, 2017 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Source Type: news

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Statement on Nutrition Standards for School Meals
A statement from Richard Besser, MD, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, reaffirming support for school meals standards. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - May 2, 2017 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Source Type: news

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Statement on Nutrition Standards for School Meals
A statement from Richard Besser, MD, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), reaffirming support for school meals standards. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - May 2, 2017 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Source Type: news

Survey Finds 73 Percent Support Investments to Improve Health; Obesity, Future Health of Children Top Concerns
A national survey of registered voters, released by RWJF and TFAH) has found that nearly three-quarters (73%) of Americans support increasing investments to improve the health of communities. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - January 19, 2017 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Public and Community Health National Source Type: news

Encouraging Progress on the State of Obesity in the United States
Over the course of three decades, obesity rates in the United States reached epidemic proportions. Teaming up to reverse childhood obesity has yielded promising results, but the work is far from over. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - November 17, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Richard Hamburg Tags: Childhood Obesity Source Type: news

Signs of Progress
is a collection of stories about communities that are seeing positive results from comprehensive efforts to reduce childhood obesity and ensure every child is able to grow up at a healthy weight. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - November 17, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Childhood Obesity Source Type: news