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Building Healthier Communities: TEDMED 2016

In 2016, TEDMED and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) reimagined the role of community in building a Culture of Health.


Kids in Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and elsewhere face the same problem with #lead as kids in @MonaHannaA's clinic. #TEDMED https://t.co/gOfjXPc0gO

Lloyd Pendleton is a proponent of #HarmReduction and #HousingFirst models when addressing homelessness. #TEDMED https://t.co/G2T1wWLcLt

WHAT IF your community took a truly human approach to homelessness?

Santa Monica

WHAT IF your community boosted homeownership by creating a ‘wealth accumulation center’?


WHAT IF you collaborated with unlikely partners to solve your community’s health problems?

Street lights, wider sidewalks, more playgrounds, access to fresh food, synagogues. Check out all the ways we can build #healthycommunities, and add your own in the RWJF Lounge in The Hive at TEDMED. What do YOU think makes a community healthy? #TEDMED #publichealth #healthy #cityplanning

Building a culture of health starts here: #healthycommunities #TEDMED

What’s the Formula for Community Resilience?

<b>A new $10 million grant opportunity, designed to benefit the Gulf of Mexico region, will advance the science and practice of fostering healthy</b> …

Gulf Coast

6 Reasons Why Parks Matter for Health

<b>As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary of beauty, recreation, and conservation this summer, we asked six leaders why access to</b> …

National Parks

What I Learned from Scaling Playworks into a National Movement

<b>Jill Vialet’s idea to transform the school day through the power of play started with just two schools and now serves more than 1,300 nationwide. The</b> …


What Healthy School Foods Mean to My Family

<b>Kids eat up to half their daily calories at school. Today school foods are healthier than ever, and that means a brighter future for our kids.</b> A …

mashed potatoes

Parents Need Flexible and Affordable Child Care

<b>Child care plays a critical role during the formative years and is key to familial stability. A new poll illustrates the challenges that parents face</b> …

Child Care

Why Health is Trending in the Bronx: 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Social Determinants of Health

RWJF's health equity toolkit provides resources for leaders across sectors who are working to address the many factors which influence health, and …

Health Disparities

Editor's Pick<p>How does where you live affect how long you live?<p>Tool/Resource<p>Map of Life Expectancy Disparities Across the U.S.<p>A ZIP code is meant to …

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

RWJF released results of the 2017 National Health Security Preparedness Index, which found that the United States scored a 6.8 on a 10-point scale …

Public Health

Built Environment and Health

In the largest city in northern New England, public officials and private sector leaders have taken a data-driven, block-by-block approach to better …

Built Environment

Healthy Communities

RWJF Culture of Health Prize

2018 Prizewinner finalists announced<p>Meet the finalists<p>Call for Applications Reopens August 2018<p>We recognize the impact of communities that have …

Santa Monica

Overheard at TEDMED: Let’s Dance

Health Care