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Dr. Neel Shah and others find themselves colliding with the culture of modern medicine. Should doctors consider the costs of health care?
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Ahead of today’s Hangout, Susan Dentzer shares five key elements of the picture of #health . http://rwjf.ws/QKYyBG 

#HealthyCommunities   #LivingWell   #HealthRankings   #SDOH  
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According to Brian Smedley, vice president and director of the Joint Center Health Policy Institute, there's a growing body of research that demonstrates the power neighborhood characteristics have on shaping our health.

Learn more on Friday: http://rwjf.ws/P7pLNx 

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Santa Cruz County, Calif., is one of the inaugural winners of the RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize, honoring outstanding community partnerships that help people live healthier lives.

Hear from Mary Lou Goeke, Executive Director of +United Way Santa Cruz Friday, April 4,  as she shares their journey working across sectors and across the community to engage everyone in the mission to improve health.

Register for the G+ Hangout: http://rwjf.ws/P7pLNx 

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County Health Rankings measures factors like education, obesity, smoking, unemployment, housing, air quality, and poverty—all which influence health. This is important information. But it is only as meaningful as the action it inspires, or the lives it can improve.

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"A lens on place can be powerful in helping us to understand how we can reduce risks at the individual level and the community level." If you missed last Friday’s Hangout, catch the recap.

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"As long as we remain a sick county, we won’t have a healthy economy." Find out why leaders in Wayne County—a community with some of America's best doctors and medical facilities—are calling for a health revolution and how they are using County #HealthRankings to spark change.
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It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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"Living a long and healthy life is kind of like a game of chutes and ladders," says Katie Loovis, director of U.S. community partnerships and stakeholder engagement for GlaxoSmithKline. That's one reason behind GSK's partnership with community and health leaders in Metropolitan Denver and Greater St. Louis—two geographically and demographically diverse regions—to work with nonprofits that are building ladders and removing chutes for a healthier community. 

Loovis joins the Foundation Friday for a Google+ Hangout. Please RSVP and tell us what you hope to hear or learn during the broadcast. http://rwjf.ws/P7pLNx
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Where we live matters. People living in the least healthy counties are twice as likely to have shorter lives as people living in the healthiest. But what can be done?

On Friday, April 4, from 12 – 1 p.m. ET, join Susan Dentzer, senior policy adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for our next Google+ Hangout where panelists will share what they are doing to build a culture of health in their communities through the use of the County Health Rankings. Please register and join us: http://rwjf.ws/P7pLNx
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"There are any number of ways to measure quality of life across geographic areas: Who breathes the cleanest air? Where are obesity rates lowest? Who has the most access to exercise facilities?" The +Washington Post reviewed the County Health Rankings the Foundation released earlier this week, and created 10 maps that best illustrate where Americans are healthiest, and why.
Air pollution, graduation rates, obesity, STD rates and long commute times: Different ways of measuring health.
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the largest U.S. philanthropy devoted solely to health and health care. We are committed to building a culture of health enabling all Americans to live healthy lives now and for generations to come.