Top 7 Journal Articles of 2022

February 6th, 2023 | Research


From U.S. health center experience reform to international immunization and maternal and child health research we present a collection of our top journal publications from 2022. These articles capture the breadth of expertise and hard work of our teams all over the world.

1. Health Centers and Value-Based Payment: A Framework for Health Center Payment Reform and Early Experiences in Medicaid Value-Based Payment in Seven States in the Milbank Quarterly.

Ranked 5 of the top 10 Milbank Quarterly Articles of 2022, this article highlights the importance of value-based payment and health center payment policy reform. The research comes from a collaboration between JSI, University of Chicago, and Health Resources and Services Administration.

2. What do Family Planning Staff Prioritize for Patient Experience Improvements? Findings From a Training Initiative in New York State in Journal of Patient Experience.

This article details the importance of ensuring positive patient experiences in sexual and reproductive health care services. Through a JSI-facilitated training initiative, teams collected data, identified opportunities for improvement, and implemented and monitored the progress of changes.

3. Key Factors Influencing Use of Immunization Cost Evidence in Country Planning and Budgeting Processes: Experiences from Indonesia, Tanzania, and Vietnam in Global Health: Science and Practice, Vol. 9, no. 4.

This article identifies key factors that increase the likelihood of health policymakers’ ability to understand what it costs to deliver vaccines to reach coverage goals, increase health equity, manage vaccine introduction, and ensure efficient use of resources for policymaking and planning.

4. Understanding the effects of nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions with participatory videos and women’s group meetings on maternal and child nutrition in Rural Odisha, India: A mixed-methods process evaluation in the Maternal and Child Nutrition Journal.

The article outlines a study on achieving the second Sustainable Development Goal (zero hunger) through a four-arm cluster-randomized controlled trial called Upscaling Participatory Action and Videos for Agriculture and Nutrition.

5. Early Lessons from Ethiopia in Establishing a Data Triangulation Process to Analyze Immunization Program and Supply Data for Decision Making in Global Health: Science and Practice, Vol. 10, No. 3.

This article reports the findings of a user-friendly Immunization Data Triangulation Tool and review process to improve data quality and programmatic decision making, introduced through the Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services project.

6. Ensuring vaccine potency and availability: How evidence Shaped Gavi’s Immunization Supply Chain Strategy in BioMed Central Health Services Research 22.

This article presents the Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform evaluation and how its findings reinforced the revision of the Immunization Supply Chain strategy.

7.  If fear of infertility restricts contraception use, what do we know about this fear? An examination in rural Ethiopia in Reproductive Health.

This article examined associations with the misperception that using contraception causes infertility, which extends to countries around the word, and suggests strategies to correct it.

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