The Healthy Nudge
July 2021
Welcome to The Healthy Nudge. Each month, we'll get you up to speed on the latest developments in policy-relevant health behavioral economics research at CHIBE.
5 chibe stories you may have missed
Article in Philly Voice, citing Angela Duckworth, PhD

"An Oak Lane man, who said he was reluctant at first to get the COVID-19 vaccine, received $50,000."

Philadelphia residents have one more chance to receive a cash prize of up to $50,000 in the Philly Vax Sweepstakes if they get vaccinated by July 18 (the third round). Read more about CHIBE's involvement in the Philly Vax Sweepstakes incentive program here.
Article in Forbes, citing Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

"While many colleges across the country are providing incentives to encourage students to get a Covid-19 vaccine, Rhodes College is charging a fee to students who are not vaccinated."
A JAMA Network Open investigation led by Nolan Kavanagh, MPH, with CHIBE authors: Noora Marcus, MA, Elizabeth Bair, MS, and Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD

"How have COVID-19 lockdowns factored into the economic well-being, food security, and sexual behavior of vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries?"
A JAMA Network Open paper led by Sara Bleich, PhD, with CHIBE authors: Jiali Yan, MS, Laura Gibson, PhD, and Christina Roberto, PhD

"This cross-sectional study found that a tax on sweetened beverages was associated with increases in price and decreases in purchasing. Beverage excise taxes may be an effective policy to sustainably decrease purchases of sweetened drinks and calories from sugar in independent stores, with large reductions in lower-income areas and among customers with lower levels of education."
CHIBE blog post with Vivian Lee, MD, PhD, MBA, President of Health Platforms at Verily and a member of CHIBE's External Advisory Board

If you could snap your fingers and make one change to improve the US health care system, what would you do? Dr. Vivian Lee answers this question and more.
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The Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) at the University of Pennsylvania conducts behavioral economics research aimed at reducing the disease burden from major public health problems. Originally founded within the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, our mission is to inform health policy, improve health care delivery, and increase healthy behavior.