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After completing this knowledge-based CE activity, participants should be able to:

1. Describe social factors that can influence health outcomes.

2. Identify key elements and components of a "culture of health."

3. Examine the role of health provider-community partnerships.

4. Describe the relationship of health and well-being to economic stability and national security.

Presentation: 53 minutes


Risa Lavizzo-Mourey is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a position she has held since 2003. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health and health care.

With more than 30 years of personal experience as a medical practitioner, policy-maker, professor and nonprofit executive, Lavizzo-Mourey has built on the Foundation’s 40-year history of addressing key health issues by adopting bold, forward-looking priorities that include:

Reversing the childhood obesity epidemic; creating a health care system that provides the best possible care at a reasonable cost; expanding the role of highly trained nurses; convincing government, business, and civic leaders to consider the public’s health when making decisions; addressing the social factors that impact health, especially among the most vulnerable; ensuring that all Americans have access to stable and affordable health care coverage; and supporting a new generation of health leaders.

A specialist in geriatrics, Lavizzo-Mourey came to the Foundation from the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems. She also directed Penn’s Institute on Aging and was chief of geriatric medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine. She served as deputy administrator of what is now the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and worked on the White House Health Care Reform Task Force, co-chairing the working group on Quality of Care. She also has served on the Task Force on Aging Research, the National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics and the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry.

FINAL-Grandon Lecture brochure-2015 (2).pdf (506 kB)
Program brochure includes Program Overview

2015GrandonLectureRWJF.pdf (3577 kB)
PowerPoint slides (36 slides)