Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


About the Organization:

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was established as a national philanthropy in 1972 and today it is the largest US foundation devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans. We concentrate our grantmaking in four areas.

to assure that all Americans have access to basic health care at reasonable cost;
to improve care and support for people with chronic health conditions;
to promote healthy communities and lifestyles; and
to reduce the personal, social and economic harm caused by substance abuse — tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs.

Contact Info:

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Route 1 and College Road East
Post Office Box 2316
Princeton, New Jersey 08543-2316

News and Events:

The Shape We’re In
Website includes articles from the five-part newspaper series on obesity and physical inactivity in America.

Resources on Aging and Physical Activity:

Healthy Places, Healthy People: Promoting Public Health and Physical Activity Through Community Design
Report lists community design barriers to physical activity and recommendations for community planners.

The Health Effects of Sprawl
This article discusses how sprawl affects the physical activities of people living in these communities.