Newly released: Recommendations from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America. Time to Act: Investing in the Health of Our Children and Communities calls for action on early childhood, healthy communities, and bridging health and health care. Read the report and explore the charts, infographics, and videos at

Commission Timeline

February 28, 2008                        Commission Launch 
                                                        Columbus Club, Union Station
                                                        Washington, D.C.

February 29, 2008                        Commission Congressional Staff Briefing 
   HC-8, U.S. Capitol Building
                                                        Washington, D.C.

June 12, 2008                               Commission Field Hearing: Raleigh, N.C.

October 2, 2008                           Commission Field Hearing: Philadelphia, Pa.

October 8, 2008                           Commission Releases Children's Health 
                                                       Chartbook, America's Health Starts with 
                                                       Healthy Children:  How Do States 

October 14, 2008                         Commission Briefing on State Health Data 
                                                       & Interactive Web Tool
                                                       902 Hart Senate Office Building
                                                       Washington, D.C.

November 17, 2008                     Food Subsidies and Nutrition Policy 
                                                       Experts Meeting
Washington, D.C.

December 10, 2008                    Commission Field Hearing: Denver, Colo.

January 20, 2009                         Fact-Finding Visit to Appalachia

April 2, 2009                                 Commission Recommendations Release
                                                      Columbus Club, Union Station
                                                      Washington, D.C.

September 9, 2009                    Education Briefing                                                                                                                                                              Washington, D.C.

October 9, 2009                          Final Commission Meeting                                                                                                                                              Washington, D.C.      

December 31, 2009                    Commission Ends