Health

J-PAL’s Health sector aims to encourage health-promoting behaviors and improve the delivery of health care services, as well as to better understand the impact of health care on reducing poverty.

The Urban Services Initiative (USI) seeks to identify and evaluate innovative methods designed to improve the health and welfare of the urban poor in Africa and Asia.

The U.S. Health Care Delivery Initiative (HCDI) encourages randomized evaluations of strategies to make health care delivery in the United States more efficient and more effective.

The Cash Transfers for Child Health Initiative (CaTCH) seeks to improve child health by generating policy-relevant rigorous evidence on the design and delivery of cash transfer programs in India.

News

World Malaria Day: End Malaria by Preventing It

This year’s theme for World Malaria Day is “End Malaria for Good”—a theme that reflects the tremendous progress that has been made since 2000 in reducing the incidence of the disease, as well as a...

Evaluation

The Impact of Training Informal Healthcare Providers in India

Informal healthcare workers with little to no training provide more than 70 percent of all primary care in rural India. In this study, researchers evaluated the impact of a nine-month training...

News

Recognizing World Health Day: Discovering what works to improve mental health around the world

We often think about health in physical terms, and even then, we sometimes take our own health for granted until we start to feel poorly or become sick ourselves. The World Health Organization,...

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News

Strategies to Combat the Opioid Epidemic: What We Know and Where to Go from Here

As part of ongoing engagement with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, J-PAL North America created a policy brief summarizing the evidence for select interventions to treat opioid...

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Evaluation

An Entrepreneurial Model of Community Health Delivery in Uganda

Despite a substantial decline in child mortality in recent years, millions of children still die from preventable diseases every year. In this study in rural Uganda, researchers evaluated the impact...

Lesson

Early Childhood Stimulation

Early childhood stimulation programs implemented at home can contribute to children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development, ultimately enabling them to improve on a number of future life...

Rebecca Dizon-Ross

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Rebecca Dizon-Ross

Rebecca Dizon-Ross is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Charles E. Merrill Faculty Scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a development economist with an interest...

Publication

When Should Governments Subsidize Health? The Case of Mass Deworming

This paper reviews well-identified research on mass school-based deworming interventions in a variety of contexts, including Kenya, Uganda, and the southern United States. The existing evidence...