Applying Behavioral Economics to Perplexing Problems in Health and Health Care
To (1) apply the principles and frameworks of behavioral economics to uncover pioneering solutions to persistent and perplexing health and health care problems and (2) discover and test interventions that have breakthrough potential to transform the way health care is delivered and health is promoted and preserved.
Internally managed by RWJF staff
- $100,000.00 awarded to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) - Building on a point-of-purchase intervention to encourage healthier food choices
- $100,000.00 awarded to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research - Examining the impact of setting different behavioral goals to maximize an individual's physical activity
- $100,000.00 awarded to Brandeis University, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management - Testing the impact of financial incentives in improving patients' use of recommended mammographies
- $100,000.00 awarded to University of Wisconsin-Madison Research and Sponsored Programs - Employing behavioral economics in structuring financially incentivized exercise programs
- $100,000.00 awarded to University of Pennsylvania - Comparing the impact of financial versus social incentives to increase physical activity in older adults