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RESEARCH FOR OUR CHANGING HEALTH ENVIRONMENT


TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE, VOLUME XVI
THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION ANTHOLOGY


Since 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation′s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the nation′s health. To further its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans and its vision of advancing a culture of health, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, develop ideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people to devote their energies to improving the nation′s health. To Improve Health and Health Care, the anthology series of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, offers an in–depth look at the programs it funds. Created for policy makers, practitioners, and interested members of the public, the Anthology series offers valuable lessons for those developing plans and programs in the health field and related fields.


The cases discussed in this volume of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology provide a critical analysis of the Foundation′s activities and how it tackles health and health care issues. Written by some of the country′s leading journalists, as well as experts from within the Foundation itself, this volume focuses on two themes: finding innovative ideas and people through the Foundation′s pioneer portfolio and the Foundation′s efforts to reduce childhood obesity. It contains chapters on


Seeking innovation



  • How the Foundation gets ideas

  • The pioneer portfolio

  • The Open Notes program

  • Using video games to improve health


Childhood obesity



  • The Foundation′s approach to reducing childhood obesity

  • Childhood obesity research

  • Improving the built environment

  • The Healthy Schools Program

  • The Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities program


Local initiatives



  • The 211 LA Pediatric Developmental Screening and Care Coordination program


The foreword by Risa Lavizzo–Mourey discusses how the Foundation arrived at its new vision of advancing a culture of health throughout the nation.


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RESEARCH FOR OUR CHANGING HEALTH ENVIRONMENT


TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE, VOLUME XVI
THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION ANTHOLOGY


Since 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation′s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the nation′s health. To further its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans and its vision of advancing a culture of health, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, develop ideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people to devote their energies to improving the nation′s health. To Improve Health and Health Care, the anthology series of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, offers an in–depth look at the programs it funds. Created for policy makers, practitioners, and interested members of the public, the Anthology series offers valuable lessons for those developing plans and programs in the health field and related fields.


The cases discussed in this volume of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology provide a critical analysis of the Foundation′s activities and how it tackles health and health care issues. Written by some of the country′s leading journalists, as well as experts from within the Foundation itself, this volume focuses on two themes: finding innovative ideas and people through the Foundation′s pioneer portfolio and the Foundation′s efforts to reduce childhood obesity. It contains chapters on


Seeking innovation



  • How the Foundation gets ideas

  • The pioneer portfolio

  • The Open Notes program

  • Using video games to improve health


Childhood obesity



  • The Foundation′s approach to reducing childhood obesity

  • Childhood obesity research

  • Improving the built environment

  • The Healthy Schools Program

  • The Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities program


Local initiatives



  • The 211 LA Pediatric Developmental Screening and Care Coordination program


The foreword by Risa Lavizzo–Mourey discusses how the Foundation arrived at its new vision of advancing a culture of health throughout the nation.


Contents:

Foreword: Crafting a New Vision for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation vii


Risa Lavizzo–Mourey

Acknowledgments xiii


Section One: The Pioneer Portfolio 1


1. Where Do Ideas Come From? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Experience 3
David C. Colby, Stephen L. Isaacs, and Amy Woodrum


2. The Pioneer Portfolio 21
Tony Proscio


3. OpenNotes 49
Irene M. Wielawski


4. Using Video Games to Improve Health 93
Sara Solovitch


Section Two: Reducing Childhood Obesity 117


5. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation s Efforts to Reduce Childhood Obesity 119
Stephen L. Isaacs, David C. Colby, and Amy Woodrum


6. Building a Field of Childhood Obesity Research 131
Joe Alper


7. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation s Programs to Improve the Built Environment 159
Will Bunch


8. The Healthy Schools Program 185
Paul Jablow


9. The Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Program 207
Marissa Miley


Section Three: Local Initiatives 235


10. The 211 LA Developmental Screening and Care Coordination Program 237
Digby Diehl


The Editors 261


The Contributors 263


Index 269


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781119000792
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publication date: October, 2014
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 150.00 x 201.00 x 21.97

Subcategories: General Practice, Public Health

MEET THE AUTHOR

STEPHEN L. ISAACS is managing partner of Isaacs/Jellinek and president of Health Policy Associates in San Francisco, California.


DAVID C. COLBY is vice president for policy at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey.