The Healthy Nudge
August 2022
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.

CHIBE spoke with some of our affiliated faculty and staff to round up some of our favorite and least favorite examples of nudges — from the "urinal fly," to utility companies' use of social norms to reduce energy consumption, and more. Read the blog post here.

A JAMA Internal Medicine original investigation led by Joshua Petimar, ScD, with CHIBE Associate Director Christina Roberto, PhD, et al.

"Was calorie labeling of prepared foods in supermarkets associated with changes in calories purchased from prepared foods and potential packaged substitutes?" Read the paper here.

A Journal of General Internal Medicine paper led by Leigh H. Simmons, MD, with CHIBE-affiliated faculty member Marilyn Schapira, MD, MPH, et al.

"At a time when patients may have more concerns than ever about accessing medical care, shared decision-making will be a key strategy to employ in cancer screening decisions." In this paper, see how shared decision-making — a strategy for clinicians and patients to work together to reach a health care decision when there is more than one medically reasonable option — was an important tool in helping treat this patient for colorectal cancer.

An Academic Pediatrics paper led by CHIBE-affiliated faculty member Alexander G. Fiks, MD, MSCE, et al

"Could a feedback-based intervention help reduce HPV vaccine missed opportunities? In this study, performance feedback improved HPV vaccination for one subset of visits (acute/chronic, subsequent HPV vaccinations due), but not for well visits."

A framework developed by behavioral scientists and researchers at CHIBE and Indlela, which is based at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO), University of Witwatersrand in South Africa

Indlela, a first-of-its kind HIV nudge unit in South Africa, created this NUDGE handbook designed to help apply behavioral insights to behavior change challenges in HIV services delivery and related fields. NUDGE is an acronym for the 5 key steps in this framework.
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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.