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What is a Culture of Health?

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committed to improving health and health equity in the United States. In partnership with others, we are working to develop a Culture of Health rooted in equity that provides every individual with a fair and just opportunity to thrive, no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they have.

To learn more about the foundation's vision for a Culture of Health, we invite you to explore

Building a Culture of Health

In 2015, Alonzo Plough, PhD, MPH, chief science officer and vice president of Research, Evaluation and Learning at RWJF, introduced the launch of three signature research programs: Policies for Action, Evidence for Action, and Systems for Action.


Culture of Health Action Framework

RWJF has developed an Action Framework to encompass the principles underlying the vision for a Culture of Health. This Action Framework will guide the Foundation’s grant making and strategic collaborations.

With the Action Framework as a compass, RWJF will work alongside others to develop, implement and advance efforts to raise the health of everyone to the level that our great nation deserves.