On November 21, Health Affairs released a series of Web First articles profiling the winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Young Leaders Awards, which were announced this Fall on the occasion of the Foundation’s fortieth anniversary. The RWJF Young Leader Awards highlight the important contributions that people can make early in their careers to improving health and health care for all Americans.

The awardees, all age forty or younger when they were named, have made exceptional contributions in a broad spectrum of activities that display their commitment to their communities:

At the October announcement of the awardees, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, RWJF President and CEO, said that “during the relatively short period that our foundation has been operational, these impressive men and women were born and raised and started doing amazing things that can potentially improve the health of all Americans. We’re proud to acknowledge their early success, and inspired by the potential they have to improve US health and health care.”