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Social Impact Bonds

Social Impact Bonds Opinion VIEWPOINT Behavioral Health Opportunities Thepast2decades have seen remarkable growth in the is fairly simple. Private or philanthropic investors pro- Eric Trupin, PhD Division of Public development of cost-beneficial, evidence-based pro- vide up-front funding to a social service provider, who Behavioral Health and grams in pediatric health, behavioral health, youth ju- then uses those funds to implement a high-quality evi- Justice Policy, venile justice, and child welfare. Despite the economic dence-based intervention for an important social prob- Department of and system constraints that have slowed broad dissemi- lem such as criminal recidivism or mental or medical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, nation, research-proven approaches have exceptional health care for low-income, high-needs populations. If University of potential to improve population-level well-being while the intervention is successful, as determined by a set of Washington, School of simultaneously protecting society from the burden- measurable outcomes, government pays the investors Medicine, Seattle. some costs of failing to treat the problems they target. back along with an additional return on the invest- There are examples of the positive impacts of these ment. If the intervention fails to meet preset outcome Nicholas Weiss, MD Division of Public interventions nationwide. The Regional Asthma Dis- benchmarks, investors stand http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.1157
pmid
25179166
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Abstract

Opinion VIEWPOINT Behavioral Health Opportunities Thepast2decades have seen remarkable growth in the is fairly simple. Private or philanthropic investors pro- Eric Trupin, PhD Division of Public development of cost-beneficial, evidence-based pro- vide up-front funding to a social service provider, who Behavioral Health and grams in pediatric health, behavioral health, youth ju- then uses those funds to implement a high-quality evi- Justice Policy, venile justice, and child welfare. Despite the economic dence-based intervention for an important social prob- Department of and system constraints that have slowed broad dissemi- lem such as criminal recidivism or mental or medical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, nation, research-proven approaches have exceptional health care for low-income, high-needs populations. If University of potential to improve population-level well-being while the intervention is successful, as determined by a set of Washington, School of simultaneously protecting society from the burden- measurable outcomes, government pays the investors Medicine, Seattle. some costs of failing to treat the problems they target. back along with an additional return on the invest- There are examples of the positive impacts of these ment. If the intervention fails to meet preset outcome Nicholas Weiss, MD Division of Public interventions nationwide. The Regional Asthma Dis- benchmarks, investors stand

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 2014

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