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314. The University of Chicago Urban Health Lab, Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago Health Lab, one of five labs that comprise the University of Chicago Urban Labs, was launched in 2015 to advance our understanding of how to improve public health outcomes and health systems, particularly for vulnerable populations. We partner with communities, nonprofits, and government agencies to identify, rigorously evaluate, and scale up the most promising policies and programs to improve access to effective, affordable care. This strategy helps ensure that tight city budgets are focused on efficiently and cost-effectively improving the health of not just the fortunate few, but of as many people as possible. Health Lab projects to date include interventions looking at how to improve health care outcomes among the highest utilizers of health care, and interventions that address criminal justice involvement among individuals with mental or behavioral disorders.... Read more about 314. The University of Chicago Urban Health Lab, Chicago, IL