Epidemiologic and Economic Modeling

National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Epidemiologic and Economic Modeling Agreement (NEEMA)

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Modeling epidemics and economics of disease provides useful information on how to prevent the greatest amount of disease with existing resources. CDC is supporting modeling activities to inform and, ultimately, improve the effectiveness of public health programs and activities through the NCHHSTP Epidemiologic and Economic Modeling Agreements (NEEMA). During the first 5-year cooperative agreement (NEEMA 1.0; 2014-2019), multi-disciplinary teams from NCHHSTP divisions collaborated with CDC-funded partners: 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). Nearly 60 manuscripts and 5 web-based tools as well as over 70 abstracts and presentations resulted from NEEMA 1.0. In 2019, CDC funded a new 5-year cooperative agreement, NEEMA 2.0, that will build on the work from NEEMA 1.0 in collaboration with the CDC-funded partners: University at Albany Coalition for Applied Modeling for Prevention and Stanford University Prevention Policy Modeling Lab.

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
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