The National Institutes of Health’s HEAL Prevention Initiative (HPI) will host a webinar for researchers and practitioners who want to incorporate economic evaluation into health prevention program research. Registration is free.
“From Programs to Policy: The Role of Economic Evaluation in Prevention,” coordinated by the HEAL Prevention Coordinating Center, will introduce economic evaluation and its complementary role to primary effectiveness analyses in the HEAL Prevention Cooperative (HPC). Presenters will highlight economic evaluation approaches used by research projects within the HPC and instruct attendees on how to apply these approaches to their own research projects and programs. Public health scientists and practitioners with no prior experience with economic evaluation may benefit from attending the webinar.
Presenters will draw from their experiences conducting economic evaluation for select research projects as part of the HEAL Prevention Cooperative, a collaborative of 10 research projects and a coordinating center based at RTI, testing opioid misuse prevention and intervention strategies.
Topics covered include:
- Introduction to Economic Evaluation – Max Crowley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Public Policy, Pennsylvania State University
- Activity Based Costing – Kathryn E. McCollister, Ph.D., Health Economist and Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
- Cost-Effectiveness Analysis – Margaret Kuklinski, Ph.D., Director of the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington School of Social Work
- Budget Impact Analysis – Olga Khavjou, Ph.D., Research Economist for RTI International
- Panel Discussion – Exploring the Real-World Value of Prevention Economic Evaluation Moderator – Sarah Duffy, Ph.D., Associate Director for Economics Research, Deputy Chief, SRB, Division of Epidemiology, DESPR, NIDA