The United States spends more money per person on healthcare than any other advanced nation, yet our health outcomes lag behind. High-functioning health and healthcare systems—ones that are easy to navigate and work seamlessly together and with other critical systems, such as community and social services—are essential to achieving health equity and building a Culture of Health.
At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we believe that health and healthcare systems should be designed and coordinated with the context of people’s everyday lives in mind, so that people are at the center of every model and policy decision. We are working to ensure that these systems are more closely aligned to meet those needs, by supporting programs which are helping to:
By working across sectors, we have the opportunity to create the kind of health system everyone in our nation deserves: one that couples care with compassion, rewards value over volume, and places health at the center of every aspect of life.