A Tree in the Storm: Philanthropy and the Health of the Public

A Tree in the Storm: Philanthropy and the Health of the Public

In her message in the foundation's 2005 annual report, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation president Risa Lavizzo-Mourey shares her thoughts about the holes in the public-health safety net revealed by Hurricane Katrina. A Tree in the Storm: Philanthropy and the Health of the Public (16 pages, PDF) suggests, among other things, ways to enhance the practice and provision of public health in the U.S., improve the health and connectedness of our communities, and ensure access to and quality of care for all Americans.