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Facilitating shared decision-making between patients and physicians is harder than it sounds, but RWJF Scholar urges health care community not to abandon the goal.

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Will patient care suffer from reform’s drive toward efficiency? A physician asks her colleagues to proceed with caution.

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Jeff Niederdeppe, PhD, is an assistant professor of communication at Cornell University and an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health & Society Scholars program at the University of Wisconsin.

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Bonnie Zima, MD, MPH, an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars program (1989-1991), published a study this month that appeared in a special supplement of Pediatrics with articles by RWJF Clinical Scholars on child health quality. Pediatrics is the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Zima is a professor-in-residence in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Services & Society

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A grantee team focuses on how to do a better job of caring for children

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An RWJF-supported study debunks existing research on obesity and mortality. Extra pounds do not help you live longer.

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Gary A. Taubes, MSE, MS, is recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, and co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative. He is an award-winning science and health journalist, and author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories.

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A three-time RWJF grantee leads a plan that has saved billions in the nation’s largest Medicaid system—using tools in the Affordable Care Act and RWJF support.