May 19 Webinar on the Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition

 J-PAL North America will be hosting a second webinar to further discuss the Health Care Delivery Competition on May 19 at 2:00 p.m. EST.

The competition will support U.S. federal, state, and local health agencies and other health care organizations in developing compelling and reliable evidence of innovative programs.

We will provide selected applicants with:

  1. Technical support in developing randomized evaluations to study innovative programs and answer important policy questions;
  2. $50,000 of flexible funding to help design and test the feasibility of these evaluations; and
  3. Partnerships with experienced researchers from J-PAL’s network to implement the evaluations.

Applicants that partner with a J-PAL-affiliated researcher to design a high-quality randomized evaluation can apply for additional funding, typically in the range of $150,000 to $400,000, through the HCDI Request for Proposals. Letters of Interest are due on June 17.

We encourage all potential applicants to attend the webinar, which will be hosted by Katherine Baicker, Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Jason Bauman, Manager of the U.S. Health Care Delivery Initiative. Katherine and Jason will describe the policy-relevant and practitioner-focused research partnerships that the competition aims to support. Katherine is currently a member of one such partnership, as she and a team of researchers and policymakers are measuring the impacts of an expansion of the Nurse-Family Partnership in South Carolina.

To RSVP for the webinar, please register at this link.

A recording of our first webinar is available here.


Author: J-PAL North America

J-PAL North America seeks to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this through research, outreach, and training. We collaborate with decision-makers to generate clear, scientific evidence on which approaches work and why. We catalyze and support randomized evaluations, communicate evidence to help translate research into action, and build policymakers’ capacity to create and use evidence.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s