Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington

Economic Evaluation

This is an introductory course offering CPH — Free
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3-5 minutes


1.75 hours


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This is course 7 of the Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series. It is meant to stand alone, but learners may also take it together with courses in the series to receive a certificate in Evidence-Based Public Health.

Economic factors can play an important role in decision-making on public health interventions. This course will show you how to apply economic evaluation to public health decisions. 

This course offers academically focused definitions of health equity and related terms. Pre- and post- learning assessments can help the learner gauge level of learning. 

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.
This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.

What You'll Learn

  • Explain the differences between types of economic evaluations most often used in public health
  • Define key terms used in economic evaluations
  • Describe the steps involved in conducting an economic evaluation

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