Behavioral Design
for Health

Improve Health Outcomes Using Behavioral Economics

Companies who have done our trainings

  • Google
  • Grand Round
  • Aetna
  • Intuit
  • Livongo
  • World Bank
  • CUNA

Through real world examples and engaging content you’ll learn how to apply behavioral design to your specific product/program and problems. 16 modules are delivered over eight weeks. We cover healthcare delivery and lifestyle management for both individual and population health.

In addition to course modules, you’ll interact live with other participants, as well as Irrational Labs team members, in our kickoff video-chat; monthly office hours; and Slack conversations. You’ll share what you learn with fellow course participants and get feedback on your work.

In addition to course modules, you’ll interact live with other participants, as well as Irrational Labs team members, in:

A video kickoff chat

Monthly Office Hours

Our Slack Community

This program is designed for people working to change health-related behaviors in roles such as:

technology companies
public health organizations
health system administration
pharma, insurance
health policy
healthcare delivery (including clinicians!)

What you'll take away:

Actionable insights on how to apply behavioral economics to your health product development, program design, and communication efforts
The “3B framework” for behavior change (used by companies like Google and Facebook)
The top psychological biases impacting health behaviors such as medication adherence, adopting a healthy diet, and broad public health efforts
Specific tools, like the Behavioral Diagnosis, that drive innovation in the user experience
Tactical tips to drive engagement among your users (patients, providers, customers, etc.) to improve health
How to imbue the art of experimentation into your team culture
A new mindset of intentionality for crafting your user’s environment - words, calls-to-action, visuals, and workflows
How to use behavioral science ethically when designing for health behaviors

The Curriculum

Designed by Irrational Labs behavioral science experts, alongside behavioral designers at healthtech companies in Silicon Valley.


How behavioral economics can be used to improve health outcomes


Foundational principles that will re-shape your thoughts on decision-making


The Behavioral Design process: The 3-step method to design products, services, and workflows that drive health outcomes


Introducing the 3B framework for behavior change


The most important (and least understood) step: Defining a Key Behavior


Applying the 3B framework to understand the psychology of health


Understanding the two types of barriers to health behavior change


Reducing Friction: How to decrease Cognitive Load (and increase health engagement)


Leveraging the influence of our emotions on health decision-making


Combatting the devil on our shoulders: Helping people avoid temptation by designing for self-control


Benefits: Doing the right thing for the wrong reasons (yes, the wrong reasons)


Ways to strengthen health engagement and motivation: A deep dive into Concreteness


Everyone else is doing it: Using the power of Social Norms


The right way to implement incentives (and how they’re often used incorrectly)


The Behavioral Design process: Time to experiment!


What next? Becoming a Behavioral Designer for health

What Past Attendees Say:

This course is a must have for leaders and organizations.

A great investment in quickly grasping BE principles and learning to apply them to your organization and life using a repeatable process.

Insightful, practical and rigorous approach to understanding and applying BE from a practical action-learning perspective.

This Bootcamp took my understanding of BE to the next level.

The 3B framework is a real game changer for me.

It made BE very concrete and applied versus an academic learning exercise. I feel more prepared to use what we learned in the real world.


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Behavioral Design For Health Bootcamp



Monthly office hours
Access to our Slack community
Certificate of completion

Custom Courses

Private, customized courses for your team are also available, starting at $3,000 per person (must meet minimum number of participants).