Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Home Visits Work: Let’s Make Them Universal
Some of the most fulfilling and valuable experiences of my early career involved working as a home visitor about twenty years ago. I traveled through Philadelphia’s most underserved neighborhoods with a team from the MomMobile, a community-based organization that provides free support and education to families facing the challenges that pregnancy and parenting bring.
Despite Murky Results, Juvenile Drug Courts Get a Big Federal Boost
With $4 million from the federal government, 10 jurisdictions across the country will each be getting $400,000 to work on enhancing juvenile drug court programs. That is hardly surprising. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has regularly supported such courts.
Organizations Receive Grants to Channel Brain Science into Change
The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities hopes to accelerate the movement of brain science into the policies and practices of the nonprofit human-serving sector through a new $2.2 million initiative.
$2.2 Million Initiative Highlights Trauma Policy Push
This month, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities will kick off a multi-million initiative designed to help service providers translate scientific findings around child trauma, toxic stress and developmental brain science into public policy.
Funders Announce First Round of BUILD Grantees
The BUILD Health Challenge has announced 18 grants totaling $8.5 million to support health outcomes in low-income neighborhoods.
BUILD Partnership Invests $7.5 Million in Health Equity Effort
Four grant-makers have partnered on a fund to support 14 community projects aimed at addressing health equity issues across the country. The Advisory Board Company and the de Beaumont, Kresge and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations have formed the BUILD Health Challenge, which will use a collaborative model and encourage communities to build partnerships among hospitals and health systems, community-based organizations, the local health department, and other organizations to improve health outcomes for local residents.
The Burden of Stress in America
A poll on stress in America found that of the 2,500 people surveyed roughly half had recently experienced a stressful event related to their health. While stress affects us, according to the survey, people in poor health are twice as likely to report having a lot of stress.
Feds and Foundations to Fund Supportive Housing for Homeless Families with Child Welfare Cases
The Administration for Children and Families announced a $35 million initiative, $10 million of which is private foundation funding, to replicate a New York City program aimed at stabilizing families in crisis through supportive housing.