Press Releases

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Honors Darleen Reveille, RN,
With a 2012 Community Health Leaders Award

PRINCETON, N.J.—Working as a critical-care nurse in hospitals, Darleen Reveille daily witnessed the devastation caused by chronic disease in both emergency and operating rooms. She also knew that theseread more »

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Honors Kathi Toepel
With a 2012 Community Health Leaders Award

PRINCETON, N.J.—Senior citizens who want to grow old safely will have a better chance of doing that if they live near someone like Kathi Toepel. As director of senior servicesread more »

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation® Honors Debbie Chatman Bryant, DNP, RN,
With a 2012 Community Health Leaders Award 

PRINCETON, N.J.—As a nurse who witnessed how cancer and chronic disease ravaged patients, Debbie Chatman Bryant was determined to do something to help people in South Carolina’sread more »

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Honors Ifeanyi Anne Nwabukwu, RN, BSN,
With a 2012 Community Health Leaders Award 

PRINCETON, N.J.—After Ify Nwabukwu’s mother and best friend died of breast cancer, she was stunned to learn that African immigrant women were getting — and dying fromread more »

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Honors Cristina Perez, MA,
With a 2012 Community Health Leaders Award

PRINCETON, N.J.—Cristina Perez was determined to tackle the growing problem of sexual violence suffered by Latino immigrants in Philadelphia and to break the silence that accompanied it. “Rape isread more »

Thursday, October 18, 2012
SAN ANTONIO―The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is proud to announce today the recipients of its 2012 Community Health Leaders Award, honoring 10 individuals who have surmounted significant challenges to help improve health and health care in their communities.

“It’s amazing to see theread more »

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Honors Marlom Portillo
With a 2012 Community Health Leaders Award 

PRINCETON, N.J.—Marlom Portillo endured intimidation and eventual exile for organizing and advocating for student and worker rights in his native Honduras. After he immigrated to the United States, he watchedread more »

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Honors Fred Wells Brason II
With a 2012 Community Health Leaders Award

PRINCETON, N.J.—As a hospice chaplain, Fred Brason II knew how important opioids were for relieving pain at the end of life, but as he consoled family members ofread more »

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation® Honors Kay Branch, MA,
With a 2012 Community Health Leaders Award 

PRINCETON, N.J.—It is often difficult for an older adult to leave home and move into a nursing home or assisted living facility. As Kay Branch discovered, it was evenread more »

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation® Honors Beth Farmer, MSW,
With a 2012 Community Health Leaders Award 

PRINCETON, N.J.—As a social worker in Seattle, Beth Farmer knew that tens of thousands of refugees were coming to the United States from war-torn countries such as Burma, Iraq,read more »

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