Economic Evaluation for Public Health


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Course Description

This course is provided by Michigan Public Health Training Center and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

Evidence-based public health is a decision-making process used to determine the best intervention strategy for a given problem, population and resources. This webcast will describe key components of economic evaluation and illustrate using economic evaluation analysis tools in prioritizing and implementing prevention and treatment strategies. The major types of economic evaluation will be discussed and differences among them will be highlighted. ROI as an economic evaluation outcome in public health will be discussed.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for Public health and community health professionals-nurses, health educators, social workers; students in allied health; anyone interested in economic evaluation and evidence-based public health practices.

Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe key components of economic evaluation in public health.
  2. Identify differences between types of economic evaluations.
  3. Describe Return on Investment (ROI) as an outcome of economic analysis.
  4. Use economic analysis as a tool in prioritizing and implementing prevention and treatment strategies.

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

  1. 7B.10 (Tier 2): Uses financial analysis methods in making decisions about policies, programs, and services (e.g. cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, cost-utility analysis, return on investment)

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

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Credit /CEU

  • 2.0 CHES Category I Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH)
  • 2.0 Nursing Contact Hours (CNE)
  • 2.0 CPH Recertification Credits


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Course Publication Date

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