RWJ releases report on building a culture of health
A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation highlights significant disparities in healthcare related to race, income and geography. Together, these gaps in care take a toll on the health of communities and contribute to nearly 6,400 unnecessary deaths per year in New Jersey. Many of their policy priorities were in line with ACNJ's early childhood policy recommendations, including:
Improving maternal and infant health outcomes by enhancing care, supports, and prevention;
Ensuring maximum uptake of the recently expanded paid family leave benefit, particularly among low-income workers; and
Increasing access to high-quality early education for all of New Jersey’s 3- and 4-year-olds, with a continued focus on children living in poverty.