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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Economic factors can play an important role in decision-making on public health interventions. This 1.75-hour module will show you how to apply economic evaluation to public health decisions. It will cover key terms and the basic steps involved in conducting an economic evaluation.

This is module 7 of the Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series. It is meant to stand alone, but you may also take it together with the other modules in this series to receive a certificate in Evidence-Based Public Health.

Reviewers say, "Recommend a laptop as there are links that will open a new tab or window to view/DL content (great for accessibility) Videos may have higher quality audio on a PC/Mac."

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

Competency Terms

Analytical/Assessment Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
Communication Skills
Financial Planning & Management Skills

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Related Job Tasks

Plan public health programs
Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
Analyze & Interpret data
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Financial management (including managing budgets)
Feasibility Planning