Health

J-PAL’s Health sector focuses on identifying policies and programs effective at improving the reach, quality, and take-up of health services and products.

In addition to supporting policymakers in applying evidence from randomized evaluations to their work, sector chairs and staff write policy insights that synthesize general lessons emerging from the research, condense results from evaluations in policy publications and evaluation summaries, and fund new research through the Urban Services Initiative, US Health Care Delivery Initiative, and Cash Transfers for Child Health Initiative

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Policy Insight

The impact of price on take-up and use of preventive health products

Charging fees for many key preventive health products dramatically reduces take-up. Preventive health products distributed for free are generally put to good use.

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...

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News

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

As part of an 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 use disorders and related harms. Read about what works and opportunities for further research here.
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Evaluation

An Entrepreneurial Model of Community Health Delivery in Uganda

In Uganda, an incentivized community health promoter program increased health care access, knowledge, and health-promoting behaviors among households, leading to a 27 percent reduction in child mortality.

Person

Rebecca Dizon-Ross

Rebecca Dizon-Ross is an Associate Professor of Economics and Charles E. Merrill Faculty Scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

Sector Chairs

Co-Chair, Health

Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Co-Chair, Health

Member, Executive Committee

Professor of Economics

Stanford University

Co-Chair, Health

Associate Professor

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Sector Contacts

Policy Manager, J-PAL Global

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global