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Five-Part Webcast on Economic Evaluation

Economic evaluation presentation cover page.Economic evaluation is a process to identify, measure, value, and compare the costs and outcomes of programs and policies.

This webcast series is designed to help you understand the value of economic evaluation and how to incorporate these methods into your programs. The five-part webcast will assist you in choosing the appropriate economic analysis for your heart disease and stroke prevention program or policy.

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Economic evaluation can be used to

  • Compare costs and benefits of an intervention.
  • Demonstrate to decision-makers that the benefits of your program are worth the costs.
  • Help prioritize resources.
  • Enhance decision-making and helps set health policy.

This five-part series on economic evaluation includes

  • Introduction to economic evaluation
  • Economic impact analysis
  • Programmatic cost analysis
  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
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  1. Obtain an overview of economic evaluation and how it's applicable to your program.

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Introduction to economic evaluation [PDF-265K]

Offers basic knowledge of economic evaluation.
  1. Determine the total costs of a disease or condition (e.g., direct and indirect costs).

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Economic impact analysis (also known as Cost of Illness Analysis) [PDF-427K]

Shows the potential benefits of prevention.
  1. Know the resources required to implement an intervention or program and the costs associated with using those resources.

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Programmatic cost analysis [PDF-225K]

Serves as a foundation for budget justification, decision-making, and forecasting.
  1. Compare an intervention's costs its outcomes in natural health units.

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Cost-effectiveness analysis [PDF-223K]

Shows outcomes in natural health units, such as the number of cardiovascular disease cases prevented or the number of lives saved.
  1. Determine the benefits or consequences of a program policy, or intervention compared to the dollars spent.

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Benefit-cost analysis [PDF-401K]

Places a dollar value on program outcomes.


  1. Haddix AC, et al. Prevention Effectiveness: A Guide to Decision Analysis and Economic Evaluation. Oxford University Press, 2003.
  2. Public Health Foundation. Applying Cost Analysis to Public Health Programs. Available at