Coronavirus Concerns Led More Than 1 in 10 Nonelderly Adults to Delay or Forgo Health Care in Spring 2021
More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about exposure to the coronavirus still affect health care decision-making for some adults in America. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - August 18, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Gonzalez D Tags: Public and Community Health Health Disparities National Source Type: news

Filling the Medicaid Gap with a Public Option
An Urban Institute brief provides comparison of three reform options for filling the Medicaid gap based on Marketplace benchmarks versus when they are available through a public option. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - July 13, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Disparities Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Improving Access to Paid Family Leave to Achieve Health Equity
An issue brief provides background on federal and state paid family leave policies (PFL), highlights domestic and international research that shows PFL provides a range of benefits, and lays out principles for a universal paid family leave program. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - May 27, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Social Determinants of Health Child and Family Well-Being Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Few Unvaccinated Adults Have Talked to Their Doctors about the COVID-19 Vaccines
Many adults remain skeptical of the vaccines’ benefits and concerned about their risks. In response, federal and state officials are using new strategies to overcome hesitancy toward and expand access to the vaccines. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - May 24, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Karpman M Tags: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

The Public's Perspective on the United States Public Health System
This survey examines trust in key groups in health and health care, ratings of the job performance of public health agencies, trust in information from public health departments, and public views on the biggest health problems facing the nation. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - May 13, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Tags: Health Disparities Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Public and Community Health Source Type: news

How Might State Responses to the Pandemic Affect the Safety Net?
Significant federal relief efforts and better-than-expected revenue in many states have mitigated the effects of the economic recession during the pandemic despite COVID-19’s damaging personal cost, according to Urban Institute analyses. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 29, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Hahn H Tags: Social Determinants of Health Health Disparities Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Eviction and Health: A Vicious Cycle Exacerbated by a Pandemic
The pandemic has put an increasing number of people at risk for eviction, which is associated with many adverse health outcomes and contributes to health inequities. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 1, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Himmelstein G Tags: Social Determinants of Health Public and Community Health National Source Type: news

Taking the Disputes Out of Dispute Resolution: Lessons from State Balance Billing Laws
An analysis of the resolution of surprise medical payment disputes between health providers and insurers offer important lessons for the development of a national dispute resolution. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 15, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Corlette S Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Colorado (CO) M Washington (WA) P New Jersey (NJ) NJ Texas (TX) WSC Source Type: news

Historic Vaccination Patterns Provide Insights for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
An Urban Institute brief examines historical vaccination trends, highlighting potential access barriers and opportunities to improve racial and economic equity in COVID-19 vaccination outreach and planning. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 12, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: McMorrow S Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Health Care Quality and Value Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Source Type: news

Confronting COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Nonelderly Adults
Research suggests that more than one-third of nonelderly adults may be unlikely to get a COVID-19 vaccine, with rates of hesitancy particularly high among Black adults. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - February 25, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Karpman M Tags: Health Disparities Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Safety Net Hospitals in the COVID-19 Crisis
Safety net hospitals are especially vulnerable to the financial and other stresses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - December 15, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Coughlin TA Tags: Public and Community Health Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Take the Blue Marble Quiz
Are you a global learner? Take our brief quiz in order to reflect on your own thoughts of learning from abroad. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - November 16, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Source Type: news

Hate-Motivated Behavior: Impacts, Risk Factors, and Interventions
A Health Affairs brief explains that hate-motivated behavior may be on the rise. It is a public health threat with structural, interpersonal, and individual origins and effects. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - November 9, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Cramer RJ Tags: Social Determinants of Health Public and Community Health Health Disparities Source Type: news

ACA Offers Protection as the COVID-19 Pandemic Erodes Employer Health Insurance Coverage
Urban Institute fact sheet explains that ACA protections prevented a rise in the uninsured rate as millions lost employer-sponsored insurance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - November 6, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Karpman M Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Hate-Motivated Behavior
A Health Affairs brief explains that hate-motivated behavior may be on the rise. It is a public health threat with structural, interpersonal, and individual origins and effects. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - November 1, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Cramer RJ Tags: Social Determinants of Health Public and Community Health Health Disparities Source Type: news

The Potential Effects of a Supreme Court Decision to Overturn the Affordable Care Act
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 - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - October 1, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Blumberg LJ Tags: Health Disparities Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Implications for Households If the Supreme Court Overturns the Affordable Care Act
An Urban brief provides an overview of how a full ACA repeal would affect average people and illustrative families in different circumstances. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - October 1, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Blumberg LJ Tags: Health Disparities Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

As the COVID-19 Recession Extended Into the Summer of 2020, More Than 3 Million Adults Lost Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Coverage and 2 Million Became Uninsured
The Household Pulse Survey offers a snapshot of how health insurance coverage changed between April 23–May 12 and July 9–21, 2020, as the COVID-19 recession extended into the summer and millions of adults remained unemployed. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 17, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Gangopadhyaya A Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

The Impact of Coronavirus on Households Across America
This NPR, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and RWJF polling series examines the most serious health and financial problems facing households across America prior to the expiration of federal coronavirus support programs. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 9, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Disparities Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Early Detection and Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis: Evaluation Assessment 2006 - 2013
This initiative replicated a program that used evidence-based psychosocial and pharmacologic interventions in the early identification and treatment of adolescents and young adults with severe mental illness. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - August 25, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Aligning Forces for Quality: Program Evaluation 2006 - 2016
An evaluation of a program that was designed to help communities across the country align health care forces to improve the quality of health care of 37 million people, providing models for widespread national reform. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - August 21, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Health Care Quality and Value Source Type: news

Gentrification and the Health of Legacy Residents
A Health Affairs health policy brief examines the potential health impacts of urban gentrification on original (or legacy) neighborhood residents. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - August 17, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Gould Ellen I Tags: Social Determinants of Health Health Disparities Source Type: news

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