National survey from AP-NORC examines perceptions of health care provider quality
Chicago, July 20, 2014-The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has released the results of a major survey examining the public's opinions about what it means to be a quality health care provider in the United States.
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College of Nursing Receives Grant to Prepare PhD Nurses
The Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing is one of only 14 schools of nursing nationwide to be among the first to receive a grant from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program to increase the number of nurses holding a PhD degree.
School Administrators: Kids Like Healthy Lunches Just Fine
As the battle rages on over whether or not to scrap healthier options in public school lunch, a new survey suggests students actually like the nutritional meals they're being offered.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Personal health data: 5 key lessons for better health
Like many, we followed Apple's recent announcement about its Health app and HealthKit development platform with interest.
How the AP-NORC Center poll was conducted
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on finding a doctor and evaluating provider quality was conducted from May 27 to June 18 by NORC at the University of Chicago.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Future of Nursing Scholars program awards grants to prepare PhD nurses
Seventeen nurses will receive financial support as they pursue their PhDs, thanks to grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
$1 Million RWJF Grant Boosts WNYC Newsroom's Health Unit
New York, N.Y.- WNYC today announced a $1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to bolster a new health unit within its award-winning newsroom.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Hopkins Nursing Receives Grant to Help Alleviate Shortage of Advanced Nursing
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is one of only 14 schools of nursing nationwide to be among the first to receive a grant from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Moving Into the Neighborhood: Thinking Beyond Individuals to Improve...
From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University, New Haven, CT ; Connecticut Veterans Administration Healthcare System, West Haven, CT ; and Pediatric Critical Care, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, New Haven, CT .
ACAView Report Shows Medicaid Gap Widening Under Affordable Care Act; ...
ACAView will monitor the impact of coverage expansion on a monthly basis, mining insights from a subset of athenahealth's growing cloud-based network of more than 52,000 health care providers and 56 million patients.
Annals of Internal Medicine
Burden of Changes in Pill Appearance for Patients Receiving Generic...
Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH; Katsiaryna Bykov, PharmD, MS; Jerry Avorn, MD; Angela Tong, MS; Michael Doherty, MS; and Niteesh K. Choudhry, MD, PhD Financial Support: Dr. Kesselheim was supported by a career development award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality , the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics, the Harvard ... (more)
Mon Jul 14, 2014
The Jersey Journal
Union County College awarded Robert Wood Johnson Grant
Union County College has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its New Jersey Health Initiatives program to develop a seamless program whereby Licensed Practical Nurses can directly transfer into a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
Great Bend Tribune
What stresses Americans most and how to deal with it
Health problems lead the list of stress-inducing events experienced by Americans last year.
This Is Your Stressed-Out Brain On Scarcity
Being poor is stressful. That's no big surprise. In a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, 1 in 3 people making less than $20,000 a year said they'd experienced "a great deal of stress" in the previous month.
Outside the Beltway
Paying Attention To Politics? You're Probably Really Stressed Out
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation just released a wide-ranging survey on the prevalence and causes of stress in the U.S. Overall, 86 percent of Americans say they've been stressed out in the past month, with 26 percent saying they've experienced a great deal of stress.
WANE-TV Fort Wayne
Hospitals adapt equipment to meet needs of obese
From extended blood pressure cuffs to roomier dental exam chairs and wider terry cloth hospital slippers, the health care industry continues to adapt to larger patients as America's obesity rate climbs.
New director at health department
The new director of the West Piedmont Health District wants to help make Henry County and Martinsville a healthier community.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Opinion: Politicians stress us out
THE Robert Wood Johnson Foundation just released a wide-ranging survey on the prevalence and causes of stress in the U.S. Overall, 86 percent of Americans say they've been stressed out in the past month, with 26 percent saying they've experienced a great deal of stress.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
What stresses Americans most and how to deal with it
Nearly half of Americans experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a new national survey.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Americans Are Surprisingly Stressed Out About...
Via Wonkblog, here's a fascinating little chart courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.