Giving Compass’ Take:
• Ideas42 reports on their Behavioral Design Bootcamp team which facilitates a training workshop with global health partners in Kampala, Uganda in an effort to increase behavioral solutions.
• How can the information and data gathered from this program help develop solutions that are applicable in other countries as well?
Over the past several years, we at ideas42 have collaborated with health practitioners around the globe to make health care services more accessible and behaviorally informed. Throughout these projects our partners consistently raised one question: How can we learn to apply these behavioral insights ourselves?
As skilled and experienced health practitioners, our partners have a deep understanding of the nuanced health problems facing their respective countries. They easily identify a myriad of challenges to care, including costs, resources, information, time, and distance. But applying a behavioral lens brings a new, richer understanding of problems—and new solutions. As one health provider has said, “We realized that [the client behavior] we see happen is not straightforward, but involves a lot of decisions and actions along the way.”
By equipping our partners to apply the behavioral design methodology themselves, we can magnify the impact of these behavioral solutions. That’s why ideas42 launched the Behavioral Design Bootcamp for Strengthening Global Health, a new training model in behavioral design tailored for people working on health issues in different contexts. The program builds on our extensive capacity-building efforts, including the Behavioral Design Project for Promoting Financial Health and our NYC Behavioral Design Center that supports non-profits.
Read the full article about global health workers by Mitra Salasel at ideas42.
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