New Connections is a national program office of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, RWJF works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change.
For 40 years RWJF has brought experience, commitment and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those the Foundation serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org.
Over the years, New Connections has partnered with several other RWJF programs and affiliated organizations. These include:
Active Living Research
Active Living Research (ALR) is a national program that explores research on environments and policies that support physical activity among children and families. ALR has offered both research and publication grants. ALR is now based at the University of California at San Diego. To learn more about RWJF’s Active Living Research program, please visit the program website at www.ActiveLivingResearch.org.
Healthy Eating Research
Healthy Eating Research is national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Technical assistance and direction for Healthy Eating Research are provided by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, which serves as the national program office. To learn more about the Healthy Eating Research program and New Connections grants through Healthy Eating Research, please visit the program website at www.healthyeatingresearch.org.
Public Health Law Research
Public Health Law Research is a national program of RWJF that aims to build the evidence for and increase the use of effective regulatory, legal and policy solutions—whether statutes, regulations, case law or other policies—to protect and improve population health and the public health system. To learn more about RWJF's Public Health Law Research program, please visit the program website at www.publichealthlawresearch.org.
RWJF Evaluation Fellows
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluation Fellowship program seeks to diversify the evaluation field, by providing individuals from underrepresented groups in evaluation and organizations that target underserved communities, with the necessary skills and training to become program evaluators. To learn more about RWJF's Evaluation Fellows' program, please visit the program website at www.rwjf-evaluationfellows.org.