September 30, 2022 @ 11:00 am
Virtual Event
The National Institutes of Health’s HEAL Prevention Initiative (HPI)

Webinar: Applying Economic Evaluation to Your Research

The National Institutes of Health’s HEAL Prevention Initiative (HPI) will host a webinar on September 30 for researchers and practitioners who want to incorporate economic evaluation into health prevention program research.

“From Programs to Policy: The Role of Economic Evaluation in Prevention,” coordinated by the HEAL Prevention Coordinating Center, will introduce economic evaluation and its complementary role to primary effectiveness analyses in the HEAL Prevention Cooperative (HPC). Presenters will highlight economic evaluation approaches used by research projects within the HPC and instruct attendees on how to apply these approaches to their own research projects and programs. Public health scientists and practitioners with no prior experience with economic evaluation may benefit from attending the webinar.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Economic Evaluation – Max Crowley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Public Policy, Pennsylvania State University
  • Activity Based Costing – Kathryn E. McCollister, Ph.D., Health Economist and Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis – Margaret Kuklinski, Ph.D., Director of the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington School of Social Work
  • Budget Impact Analysis – Olga Khavjou, Ph.D., Research Economist for RTI International
  • Panel Discussion – Exploring the Real-World Value of Prevention Economic Evaluation Moderator – Sarah Duffy, Ph.D., Associate Director for Economics Research, Deputy Chief, SRB, Division of Epidemiology, DESPR, NIDA

The webinar takes place at 2 PM ET. Registration is free.

About the HPC

HPC supports the development and dissemination of strategies to prevent opioid misuse and opioid use disorder among young people. The HPC consists of 10 research projects and a coordinating center that work across a variety of settings and populations to test preventive intervention strategies. For more information, visit NIH’s website.

About the NIH HEAL Initiative

The Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®, is an aggressive, trans-NIH effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. Launched in April 2018, the initiative is focused on improving prevention and treatment strategies for harmful opioid use and addiction and enhancing pain management. For more information, visit:


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