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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Blog

Increasing adherence to COVID-19 guidelines: Lessons from existing evidence

J-PAL health sector co-chairs and staff discuss some general lessons from the evidence for increasing uptake of healthy behaviors and improving the delivery of health products and services. 

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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

Training Informal Healthcare Providers to Improve the Quality of Care 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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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.

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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