The Win-Win Project assesses the effects of social and public health interventions on a wide variety of outcomes, including population health, high-school graduation, and rates of crime.
Most researchers start with a tool and ask what it can do. We start with the problem to be solved and suggest which tools will work. We identify programs and policies that are likely to have large effects on social and economic outcomes as well as net positive financial benefits for local and state governments. Our findings demonstrate that strategically chosen interventions can maximize community and individual benefits at very low cost.
This is research that makes sense to anyone, from a struggling single parent, to a decision maker at the highest rungs of power. Our process translates an otherwise nebulous program or piece of policy into concrete outcomes — we identify the best opportunities to make the community a healthier place for everyone.