The Global Partnerships for Healthy Homes Initiative (GPH2I) is a multi-disciplinary research initiative launched by the Institute for Corporate Responsibility in partnership with The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. It brings together faculty and students from the three schools to conduct research in developing and managing innovative approaches to environmental health issues.
OUR VISION – GPH2I aims to help develop healthy living GPH2I environments – including access to safe water, low-cost sanitation, improved hygiene, and reduced indoor air pollution – through the integration of research and action. Our goal is to maximize disease prevention and quality of life in communities and households through carefully researched and designed interventions that result in benefits that persist beyond the life of projects.
OUR APPROACH – GPH2I uses applied public health, business and GPH2Ipolicy research to develop, test and evaluate holistic and multi-disciplinary interventions, which include public and private sector actors. With our combined expertise in environmental health, business model, and impact evaluation, our approach integrates action across a variety of factors that affect the health and quality of life of households and communities. This integrated approach allows us to address environmental health challenges effectively.
Illustrative research questions include:
- How to measure household willingness to pay and quantify household preferences for public health goods and services?
- How to design incentive structures to improve uptake and use of public health goods and services?
- How to design cross-subsidies and alternative financing to reach vulnerable households when direct cost recovery is infeasible?
- How to monitor and evaluate market-based intervention approaches?
- How to design effective public private partnerships?• How to monitor and evaluate impact of public private partnerships?