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New Leader at RWJF is a Man on a Mission

New Leader at RWJF is a Man on a Mission

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dr. Donald Schwarz helped Philadelphia reduce childhood obesity, adult smoking, HIV and homelessness during his more than six years as the city's deputy mayor and health commissioner. Today he starts a new job at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, where his mission is making good health contagious by fostering a “culture of health” across America.

Schwarz said he was drawn by RWJF’s “insightful and inspirational strategic plan: to activate every American to live in a healthier way by creating what is called a culture of health. That resonated with me, because Philadelphia is a city with enormous challenges and we have been able to move the city forward to becoming healthier.”