J-PAL North America launches health care delivery innovation competition

MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) North America has launched a new Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition that will support U.S. federal, state, and local health agencies and other health care organizations in developing compelling and reliable evidence of the impact of innovative programs.

The J-PAL Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition will support visionary health care leaders in rigorously evaluating programs that deploy health and social services to improve health outcomes and enhance the accessibility and affordability of quality health care. Through the competition, selected applicants will receive funding, on-the-ground technical support, and access to J-PAL’s network of affiliated professors from leading universities to help them design and implement randomized evaluations of their programs.

Supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the competition is a part of J-PAL North America’s U.S. Health Care Delivery Initiative, which supports randomized evaluations of strategies that aim to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health care in the United States. To date, studies funded by the initiative include randomized evaluations of a pioneering care coordination program for high-utilizing patients in Camden, New Jersey; a flagship nurse-home visiting program in South Carolina; interventions providing cost and quality information to consumers on the California and Colorado health insurance exchanges; and a workplace wellness program at a large U.S. firm. Access the complete article.

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