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Seminar: Making cents of economic evaluations- Part Two
Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Venue: by webinar only
Health Promotion
City: Online
Type: Seminar
Format: Webinar

Cost-effectiveness analyses (CEA), provide a tool for the economic evaluation and  comparison of potential public health program options. CEAs weigh costs and outcomes to determine the value of each option.  In public health, economic evaluations can be used to justify the existence of a program, the scale-up of a program or the implementation of a new program. 

In part one of this two-part webinar, we discussed the principles and methodology of economic evaluations. In part two, we will apply the concepts of health economics from part one and critically appraise a study. Following the webinar, participants will be able to:

• identify commonly used published appraisal tools in health economics

• critique an economic evaluation in the field of health promotion

The study to be appraised is:
Burn E, Marshall AL, Miller YD, Barnett AG, Fjeldsoe BS, Graves N. The cost-effectiveness of the MobileMums intervention to increase physical activity among mothers with young children: a Markov model informed by a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2015 Apr 29;5(4):e007226.
The study can be found at:
To learn more about and register for part one, please visit the event link.  


Man Wah is an epidemiologist with Public Health Ontario. Her portfolio focuses on health economics of infectious diseases. She holds a master of science from McGill University and has previously worked for a Canadian health technology assessment agency.
Allison Meserve is a health promotion consultant focusing on program planning and evaluation in the Health Promotion Capacity Building team at PHO. Allison holds a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University, and has worked in various public health roles over the past fifteen years, including program manager of a social marketing program targeting youth and internal evaluator for a large community based organization.

Prior knowledge

We recommend participants who are new to health economics, but have a basic understanding of the principles of epidemiology. This seminar will be helpful for learning to read and critique economic evaluations rather than for conceptualizing or operationalizing one's own decision model. Participants may include:
• Program evaluators
• Health Promoters
• Epidemiologists
• Data analysts
• Supervisors
• Managers


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