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Mia Mayixuan Li
Mia is an Advisor in the International Programmes Team. Prior to joining BIT, Mia worked for the United Nations Development Programmes as a Communications Officer. Her work to date with BIT has focused on the application of behavioral insights to a broad range of policy challenges. These include anti-corruption, gender…
- 7th Sep 2023
Keeping household water quality safe
In 2022, we used behavioral insights to help Chicago achieve a 52.8% lead testing kit return rate, which may be the highest in the nation (to the best of our knowledge).
- 7th Sep 2023
Increasing lead kit return rates among Chicago residents
We partnered with Chicago’s Department of Water Management (DWM) through What Works Cities Certification program—launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies—to increase uptake of the city’s lead testing program. In 2022, we helped the city achieve a 52.8% lead testing kit return rate, which may be the highest in the nation (to the…
- 15th Aug 2023
Estrategias basadas en las ciencias del comportamiento para abordar la violencia contra las mujeres en América Latina y el Caribe
Las ciencias del comportamiento, referidas al estudio riguroso de la conducta humana y de cómo nuestras acciones son moldeadas por el contexto, pueden desempeñar un papel clave en el desarrollo de soluciones basadas en la evidencia para este problema.
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- 31st Jul 2023
The effectiveness of alcohol label information for increasing knowledge and awareness: a rapid evidence review
Effective alcohol labelling is an intervention that can be added to the broader suite of policy options
- 27th Jun 2023
How worried should we be about youth vaping?
Concerns about an ‘epidemic’ of youth vaping seem to be making waves at the moment. We’ve seen recent headlines about a ‘spike’ in the number of children vaping, the Australian Government is planning to ban recreational use of e-cigarettes, and the UK Government has just announced £3 million towards a…
- 27th Jun 2023
Beyond tech: The role of behavioural science in digital health apps
Digital health technologies, including health apps, have the potential to revolutionise healthcare delivery in the UK by improving patient outcomes, reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and making healthcare more accessible. For health apps to be effective, they must be designed with an understanding of human behaviour so that the digital services,…
- 26th May 2023
What might NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers do next?
This week, we have shared our thoughts on how behavioural insights might be applied to the elective care backlog; tackling current demand as efficiently as possible, and reducing future short and long term demand. Today, we’re wrapping up with some final recommendations for NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers, and…
- 25th May 2023
How can behavioural insights reduce future long term demand in the NHS?
Yesterday, we outlined thoughts on how behavioural insights might reduce future short term demand. Today, we’re highlighting some ways in which we might reduce future long term demand, including (i) maximising uptake of screening and preventative behaviours, (ii) maximising adherence to treatment, and (iii) increasing uptake of remote monitoring.
- 24th May 2023
How can behavioural insights reduce future short term demand in the NHS?
Today, we’re highlighting some ways in which we might reduce future short term demand, including (i) reducing necessary referrals, follow-ups, and investigations, (ii) improving patient self-care and management, and (iii) supporting patients while they wait.