RESEARCH & EVALUATION

Gross Domestic Potential (GDP2)

The Gross Domestic Potential (GDP2) Project is a collaborative effort among the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and the RAND Corporation to measure health, wellbeing and equity in the United States. This work is a two-fold innovation that will help families, researchers, providers, and policymakers reconsider both what is possible in terms of cultivating human potential and how those more ambitious goals can be achieved: 1) To measure human potential, and 2) to measure the opportunities that are known to contribute to that potential.

GDP2 will be:

  • Firmly grounded in the science of life course health development
  • Based on a conceptual framework that recognizes the interaction among and interdependence between potential and opportunity
  • Co-developed by experts from a range of fields and disciplines together with anticipated end users including both national- and community-level stakeholders
  • Reported as a single number that can be easily understood and tracked over time, and in a way that enables users to drill down into that number to clarify what it means and what can be done to improve it in terms of shifting public investments to maximize the opportunities present at both the community and national levels.

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CONTACT

Ericka Tullis, MPP
Project Coordinator
etullis@mednet.ucla.edu

Ashley Barbee Eddington, MPH
Project Manager
arbarbee@mednet.ucla.edu
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FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES

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