Full course description

Note: Course content is available for free and continuing education credits are offered for a $6 fee. If desired, you will be asked to pay the fee upon completion of the course material.

Evidence-based public health is a decision making process used to determine the best intervention strategy for a given problem, population and resources. This webcast will describe key components of economic evaluation and illustrate using economic evaluation analysis tools in prioritizing and implementing prevention and treatment strategies. The major types of economic evaluation will be discussed and differences among them will be highlighted. ROI as an economic evaluation outcome in public health will be discussed.


Public health and community health professionals-nurses, health educators, social workers; students in allied health; anyone interested in economic evaluation and evidence-based public health practices.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe key components of economic evaluation in public health.
  • Identify differences between types of economic evaluations.
  • Describe Return on Investment (ROI) as an outcome of economic analysis.
  • Use economic analysis as a tool in prioritizing and implementing prevention and treatment strategies.
Continuing Education Credit

2.0 CHES Category I Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH)

2.0 Nursing Contact Hours (CNE)

2.0 CPH Recertification Credits

Certificate of Completion

Continuing education credit or a Certificate of Completion is available for those registered participants who view the entire webcast. Please go to the Michigan Public Health Training Center website for information about obtaining continuing education and to find out requirements for successful completion.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours for this activity will expire on December 31, 2018.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a pre-approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.


The project was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the Prevention Research Center-St. Louis at Washington University. The project based at University of Michigan’s Prevention Research Center of Michigan (PRC-MI) and Michigan PHTC is one of four across the country working to tailor and develop this training for local health departments. The original course was developed by Dr. Ross Brownson and colleagues, the CDC, and the World Health Organization.