This Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) issue brief outlines the health benefits arising from stable employment, as well as the negative health effects associated with unemployment. RWJF advocates for employers' promotion of health and safety, including investment in workplace wellness programs and education and training initiatives. Each dollar spent on such programs results in an average measurable savings to employers through reduced costs related to sick leave, health plans, worker compensation, and disability. The issue brief asserts that Americans' success in finding and keeping decent jobs with good benefits will influence their current and future health status.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy challenges barriers to the rights and health of people affected by HIV through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources. We support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change that is rooted in racial, gender, and economic justice.