17 hrs ago
Jacksonville Daily Progress
Local health official graduates from national public health improvement program
Cherokee County Public Health Executive Director Christopher Taylor, along with more than 100 other new and aspiring public health officials from across the nation, graduated Dec. 12 from the National Association of County and City Health Officials' Survive and Thrive: Roadmap for New Local Health Officials program.
21 hrs ago
The Orlando Sentinel
Florida falls short in infectious disease prevention, new study says
Superbugs, bioterrorism and the deadly spread of infectious disease are the target of a new state-by-state report released today that shows how well Florida is positioned to protect its citizens against such outbreaks.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Lead New Jersey Announces $225,000 Grant from Robert Wood Johnson...
Grant to provide funding for program participants from the nonprofit and government sectors, and expand LNJ programs related to building a culture of health in New Jersey.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
The Jersey Journal
RWJ Foundation awards $225,000 grant to Lead New Jersey
Gov. Thomas H. Kean receives 2013 Lifetime of Leadership Award. Pictured are Paul Matacera , Gov. Thomas H. Kean, Mark Murphy and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Lead New Jersey announced that it has received a $225,000 grant, the largest in the program's history, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Brookston Beer Bulletin
The David Vs. Goliath Prohibitionist Myth
This one always bugs me. Many prohibitionist groups invoke the Bible story of David and Goliath to suggest that they represent the little man against the giant, faceless, impersonal alcohol companies.
National Public Radio
Parents Worry Schools Overlook Girls Who Aren't College-Bound
Kyrah Whatley, 17, is confident she can become a mason after finishing high school.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Sharing Notes: A New Standard of Care?
With the increasing use of electronic health records , patients have more access to their lab and medical records.
Report: State tobacco control spending inadequate
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A new report says West Virginia is spending only a fraction of its tobacco revenue on efforts to help smokers quit and prevent kids from smoking.
New Hampshire Public Radio -
To Get Kids Exercising, Schools Are Becoming Creative
In a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, parents reported that their kids aren't getting nearly as much time in phys ed classes as is recommended.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Alabama joins $4.5M nursing initiative
Alabama is among 10 states that have recently joined an initiative to prepare nurses to address pressing health care challenges, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced .
National Group: Iowa in Middle of Pack for Tobacco Education
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, along with the American Heart Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others, issued its yearly report about state efforts to protect kids from tobacco.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Poll: Lack of school physical education a concern of parents
Almost 7-in-10 U.S. parents say they are concerned about inadequate levels of physical education of their children, a survey indicates.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
5 holiday eating tips to help Saginaw shed its title as Michigan's 'fattest county'
Nearly 40 percent of Saginaw County residents are classified as obese, according to a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study released in March.
Saint Thomas Health partners with Indiana university to offer accelerated nursing degree
Nashville's Saint Thomas Health will offer a new accelerated nursing degree through a partnership with Indiana-based Marian University.
The Heller School's Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy receives $2.9 million grant
The Heller School's Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy has received a $2.9 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to complete and launch , the first nationally comprehensive, interactive online database tool for finding data, policy information and analysis on the wellbeing of U.S. children across racial and ethnic groups.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Grant to Study Impact of Quality and Price Transparency on Consumer Choice
NORC at the University of Chicago has been awarded a research grant to study the impact of quality and price transparency on consumer choice of high quality, yet less costly health care.
Kansas City InfoZine
Physical Education in Public Schools Concerns Parents
One in four parents said their child's school gives too little emphasis to physical education, compared with one in seven who say the same thing about reading and writing or math .
Mon Dec 02, 2013
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Webinar Focuses on Diversity and Inclusion for Faculty Success
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will host a webinar on Monday, December 2, to present insights and best practices in diversity and inclusion for faculty success at colleges and universities.
StartUp Health Receives Two Year Grant from Robert Wood Johnson...
StartUp Health , a global startup platform accelerating digital health and wellness innovation, has received a $500,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to educate healthcare startups and improve health and wellness in underserved communities.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
The Marion Star
YMCA, schools partner to promote wellness
A partnership between Pioneering Healthier Communities and Marion City Schools will help fund a position dedicated to improving public health.