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One Doctor’s Quest to Demolish Health Care’s Racist Barriers

The Daily Beast reviews the work of J-PAL Affiliate Marcella Alsan, who has dedicated her studies to the intersection of economics and public health and the racial disparities of health outcomes.

May 2022 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's May newsletter features a new evidence review on summer youth employment programs; a blog series on the Economics Transformation Project; and a staff spotlight on our health team.

Making Medicare, Medicaid innovation tests voluntary undermines evaluation opportunities

Jesse Gubb discusses the importance of randomized evaluations to identify and scale up innovative Medicaid and Medicare payment models.

March 2022 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's March newsletter highlights Evaluating Social Programs; our training partnership with CalData; and the Baby's First Years study.

How sectoral employment training can advance economic mobility for workers who face barriers to employment

J-PAL North America’s Sectoral Employment Evidence Review highlights the promise of sectoral employment programs in combating US wage inequality.

January 2022 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's January Newsletter features ways we are leveraging evidence to promote housing stability, new research results from the Baby's First Years study, and a new op-ed on evidence in education.

December 2021 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's December newsletter features five new state and local government partners, research results from a study on financial incentives for Covid-19 vaccine uptake, and a case study on the Office of Evaluation Sciences's work to institutionalize evidence use across federal government...

For Non-White Young People, a Letter of Recommendation can be Surprisingly Powerful

The findings and implications of J-PAL affiliates Sara Heller and Judd Kessler's randomized evaluation on how letters of recommendation help non-white youth are discussed.