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Paying Organ Donors

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  Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 16, 2010, WHYY Radio, March 17, 2010, KYW Newsradio, March 21, 2010, AMA News, March 22, 2010, WHYY Radio, March 30, 2010, USA Today, March 31, 2010, ABC News, April 2, 2010 Scott Halpern, Peter Reese, David Asch and colleagues found that among 342 rail and trolley commuters in Philadelphia, a greater proportion reported wilingness to donate a kidney to a stranger if they were paid for it than if they received no money. The work did not indicate higher rates of willingness to donate for money among lower-income individuals.

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Incentives for Smoking Cessation Study Wins 2010 BMJ Group Award for “Getting Research Into Practice”

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  Source: BMJ Group Awards Ceremony, March 2010, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 10, 2010 Kevin Volpp, Andrea Troxel, Mark Pauly, Henry Glick, David Asch, Robert Galvin of General Electric and other colleagues received this year’s award for successfully introducing evidence based improvements to employer smoking cessation programs using financial incentives. Dr. Asch accepted the award in London on behalf of the team at a black-tie event.

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Rating Whole Foods Employee Health Incentives

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Source: ABC News, January 28, 2010   Kevin Volpp of LDI CHI and others were quoted in an ABC News article discussing a new program for Whole Foods employees that offers a larger discount for meeting certain health related benchmarks.  Some wonder if the program discriminates against those who are less healthy to begin with .

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Public Websites Offer Wellness Incentives.

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  Source: TIME Magazine, January 4, 2010 Several recent commercial enterprises offer financial rewards over the internet for healthy behavior.  Incentives are gaining in popularity among employers and individuals. LDI CHI Director Kevin Volpp is quoted on some of the limitations of the evidence to date.

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New Year’s Resolutions.

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  Source: WHYY Health+Science, December 28, 2009; WHYY Web Chat, December 29, 2009 Strategies to lose weight or start other healthy habits must be individualized to be successful, say Scott Halpern and Kevin Volpp in separate WHYY radio interviews.

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