The health of our nation depends upon the health and well-being of our children and families. All families – no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make – should have the resources they need to foster healthy development from their child’s earliest years.

This site is dedicated to sharing the stories of real families and the children they care for. Many of these families are striving to overcome significant barriers to health, barriers that have been in place for generations. These stories, some of families and their lived experience, others of efforts to change policies or community circumstances in ways that better support families, reinforce that we must all support caregivers in the critical work they do in raising the next generation of healthy children. 

Families must be at the center of an equitable recovery. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is working towards greater public and private investments in families and children. We are aiming for the day when decision-makers start with the lens of what’s best for the well-being of each and every one of our families and children.

To learn more about all of the work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in supporting healthy children and families, visit