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:
- Technical support in developing randomized evaluations to study innovative programs and answer important policy questions;
- $50,000 of flexible funding to help design and test the feasibility of these evaluations; and
- 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.