year in review

CHIBE’s Year in Review: 2020

By CHIBEblog

In 2020, CHIBE members used behavioral science to… *in no particular order* 1. Establish a first-of-its-kind nudge unit focused on HIV prevention in South Africa. Learn more about Indlela: Behavioural Insights for Better Health, which is developing and testing behavioral solutions that increase uptake of HIV testing, linkage to HIV care, and re-engagement in HIV care, with funding from the Gates Foundation. 2. Conduct the largest-ever study examining how text communications can boost vaccine uptake. The Penn Medicine Nudge Unit and Wharton’s Behavior Change for Good Initiative (both of which include several CHIBE leaders and affiliated faculty members) have partnered…

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WHYY: Judge’s ruling on Einstein-Jefferson merger hinges on insurers, not patients

By In the News

Earlier this year, Einstein Healthcare Network could be forced to cut services or close locations unless it merged with Thomas Jefferson University. Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia serves many low-income patients and has been unprofitable for years, and thus was at risk. In opposing the merger, the Federal Trade Commission and Pennsylvania’s attorney general argued that a combined Einstein and Jefferson would control too much of the local health care market, leading to more expensive care. The government’s case is harder to make in Philadelphia, which has a lot of hospitals, said Mark Pauly, professor of health care management at the…

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KSTP: Local students help launch pilot program to keep seniors safe during flu season

By In the News

More secure and viable health care is presently accessible from your home thanks to the work of a group of high school students. UnitedHealth Group joined forces with four Breck School robotic team individuals to assist in developing the Well At Home kit. Offered to UnitedHealth Group’s most vulnerable clients, this pilot program helps them stay as healthy or get better from an illness without leaving their home — especially important right now during flu season in the midst of a pandemic. So far 883 kits have been sent in Minnesota, and most of those involved are older than 65 — that demographic is at a much high-risk because of the…

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