This infographic by Active Living Research (ALR) highlights evidence that parks and recreation areas can increase physical activity levels while also providing economic benefits to families and communities.
Just as conditions within our homes have important implications for our health, conditions in the neighborhoods surrounding our homes also can have major health effects. This issue brief by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examines the current evidence linking neighborhoods and health.
Alterations in individual behaviors alone are not sufficient to change the course of the childhood obesity epidemic. Instead, environmental factors – such as the role of school design – must be engaged at a population scale to promote healthy behaviors.
Healthy People, by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.
Despite leading the world on medical care spending, Americans have worse health and shorter lives than people in other affluent nations. This report shows dramatic differences in health among Americans from different income, education, and racial or ethnic groups.
Read recommendations by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America on how we should invest in the health of our nation.
Collaboration between the health and community development sectors has gained increased attention as a means of accelerating progress to improve community health. This article offers an empirical perspective on the general status of such collaboration based on results from a national survey of practitioners in the community development and health fields.
Active Living By Design (ALBD) created lessons, principles and best practices for leaders of local, healthy community partnerships.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s NewPublicHealth blog published a series of infographics exploring the connections between our health and the places where we live, learn, work and play, View their infographic on transportation and health.
Steady employment can provide the income, benefits and stability necessary for good health. Read a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issue brief on the links between stable, well-paying jobs and better health.