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Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Evaluating Policies and Programs


​Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23, 2017

Registration deadline: June 2nd

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. each day

15 CEUs/CPH units

Derek Brown, PhD
Associate Professor, Brown School

No specialized software is required. Students are encouraged to bring laptops and questions, topics, data, or applications from outside settings.

Each day of the course will begin with a core lecture to introduce new concepts and techniques. Small group activities and hands-on exercises will then be used to apply concepts and reinforce content. A variety of examples, including those which students may bring from outside experience or employment, will be reviewed and discussed to illustrate the range of ways in CEA can be applied. The course will include how to interpret and communicate results, discussion of proper use and misuse of CEA, alternative methods, limitations, and advanced topics for further study.

Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) is a common research and decision-making tool in public health and medicine, but the basic concepts are also applicable to social work and public policy. CEA can help analysts add structured, transparent, and scientific information to policy evaluation and resource allocation discussions.

This class will include both degree-seeking graduate students and practicing professionals. Individuals registering through Professional Development will not receive academic credit for the class.
Class size is limited to 15.
$650 General admission
$400 Non-profit/government employees (1st Summer Institute class)
$350 Non-profit/government employees (Additional Summer Institute classes)