HITLAB is pleased to announce we are launching a new, year-long research partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. We will develop and execute a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation program for the foundation's school health initiatives across India.

An important component of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s work in funding school-based health and nutrition interventions involves the objective evaluation of student data to gauge the success of these efforts. Over the next 12 months, the Lab’s team of researchers based in New York and New Delhi will work with the Dell family foundation to evaluate existing programs, and to research, introduce and test new strategies to enhance the organization’s public health outreach.

Our work will include:

-- Developing and refining a system for capturing and analyzing school data via an electronic platform, ensuring the tool is accessible and practical even with potentially poor Internet connectivity and other challenges.

-- Establishing a framework for measuring and benchmarking school performance and progress toward reaching student health goals.

-- Creating and evaluating innovative strategies that leverage mHealth tools, such as SMS or voice-based services, to disseminate information to program participants.

We at HITLAB are proud to bring our strong background in monitoring and evaluation research to support the foundation’s mission to transform the lives of children living in urban poverty through better health and education.