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VSSL Portfolio

We strive to translate data and ideas from health care payment, care delivery, and behavior into insight. Our portfolio of initiatives and work products seeks to reflect that mission. 



Decision Science Group 

Effective interventions depend on the behaviors of patients, clinicians, and organizations. The Decision Science Group seeks to use intersectional insight from decision-making sciences to strengthen the connection between health interventions and patient outcomes. 

Vessel for Equity

Many health systems innovations focus on quality and costs, but not directly on equity. As a result, new initiatives risk perpetuating, exacerbating, or creating health disparities. The Lab seeks to be part of the solution, in part via Vessel for Equity, a body of work aimed at prioritizing equity in payment, care delivery, and decision-making policy and practice.

Work Products

VSSL Volumes

As a complement to our portfolio of other work products, The Lab curates VSSL Volumes, a library of documents consisting of white papers, issue briefs, and other publications that are salient to Lab focus areas. Those interested can view a collection of Volumes publications here


One way to improve health care systems and decisions is engaging, sharing ideas, and learning from other stakeholders work toward the same goals. VSSL team members have engaged such work as invited local, regional, national, and international speakers or presenters on a range of topics with the Lab's focus areas.

General Publications

VSSL seeks to disseminate information to the public and specific stakeholders (e.g., public policymakers, organizational leaders) in order to help drive change in the health care system. 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Though imperfect, peer-review plays a critical role in the dissemination of rigorous, scholarly work for use by decision-makers and stakeholders.  VSSL team members strive to disseminate insights and analyses via peer-reviewed outlets.

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