National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Epidemiologic and Economic Modeling Agreement (NEEMA)
Modeling epidemics and economics of disease provides useful information on how to prevent the greatest amount of disease with existing resources. In 2014, CDC funded a 5-year cooperative agreement, the NCHHSTP Epidemiologic and Economic Modeling Agreement (NEEMA), to support modeling activities to inform and, ultimately, improve the effectiveness of public health programs and activities supported by NCHHSTP. NEEMA grantees include Emory University Coalition for Applied Modeling for Prevention (CAMP), Harvard University Prevention Policy Modeling Lab, and the University of California at San Francisco Consortium to Assess Prevention Economics (CAPE).
NEEMA supports a wide range of modeling activities including those that assess:
- Projections of morbidity and mortality
- Burden and costs of diseases
- Costs and cost-effectiveness of interventions
- Population-level program impact
- Optimized resource allocation