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2:30-3:30PM Mountain Time
Are you wondering how economic evaluation might benefit your program or initiative? Interested in communicating value to decision-makers and funders? Join this virtual workshop to discuss the application of economic evaluation to your work. We'll be joined by Carsten Baumann from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, who can answer questions and be a thought partner for you.
What to Expect
Describe the ways economics contributes to public health
Describe cost of illness/burden of illness studies
Define economic evaluation, identify the different types, and learn about those most often used in public health
Describe the process involved in conducting an economic evaluation
Recognize how economics and economic evaluation can help to measure and influence health equity
Know where to find cost of illness/burden of illness studies and economic evaluations
Carsten Baumann, MA serves as the Manager of the Early Childhood Evaluation Unit and the Manager of External Evaluations at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and operates his own evaluation consultancy. Carsten possesses more than twenty-five years experience in applied social science research. He is primarily responsible for the design and implementation of an overall plan for measuring the effectiveness of the Department’s tobacco-tax funded grants programs, including the State Tobacco Education & Prevention Program; the Cancer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease Grants Program and the Office of Health Equity Grants Program. These programs distribute about $37 million in grants annually. Carsten also leads the quality improvement and evaluation for Colorado’s Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs and serves as an evaluation consultant to other prevention programs. He has applied his skills to strategic planning, evaluation, program design and training. He also provides consultation to other states, foundations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on evaluations of systems change, tobacco control, physical activity and nutrition interventions. Additionally, he has conducted workshops on economic evaluation nationally.