Helping Health Workers Work with Mobile Money

The HealthKeepers Network (HKN) shows how mobile money has changed the way patients make payments in rural communities.

Using Human-Centered Design to Face Public Health Issues

Better understanding of the end user or products and services can help solve difficult and persistent public health problems, such as low uptake of and adherence to family planning methods.

Strengthening Performance? Piloting Results-Based Financing in a Central Medical Store

Drawing from the results-based forecasting for Mozambique’s Central de Medicamentos e Artigos Médicos (CMAM) conducted by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, JSI’s Brian Serumaga weighs in with recommendations on how the widely contested central medical store model can be improved.

Early Observations Show Safety-Net ACOs Hold Promise to Achieve the Triple Aim and Promote Health Equity

JSI expert staff offer five key observations regarding emerging safety-net Accountable Care Organizations and suggest broad policy implications.

Berkeley Passes the Nation’s First Soda Tax

On November 5, 2014, the city of Berkeley, California made history by voting in the first ever soda tax. Following up on her November 3rd post promoting the proposed tax, JSI’s Clancey Bateman extrapolates on the implications of this public health victory.

In California, a Tax on Sugary Drinks is the First Step in the Fight Against Obesity

Days before voters in California will decide whether or not to tax sugary beverages, like soda, sports drinks, and energy drinks, JSI’s Clancey Bateman offers some statistics on these sweet menaces to public health.

What We Learned When We Asked #HSR2014 Participants About People-Centered Health Systems

The theme of the Third Global Health Systems Research Symposium was the science and practice of people-centered health systems. But what do we mean when we say “people-centered”? What seems straightforward can actually be quite complex.

On World Contraception Day, a Call to Increase Access to Injectable Contraceptives

Presently, more than 222 million women worldwide want to avoid pregnancy, but they are not using a modern method of contraception. Improving access to family planning programs and contraception is essential to help lift women and their families out of poverty around the globe.