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12:00 - 1:00 pm Mountain Time
Are you wondering how economic evaluation might benefit your program or initiative? Interested in communicating value to decision-makers and funders? Join others 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. This will be a facilitated discussion, not a presentation, so come with your questions and thoughts!
Information about types of economic evaluations and how they can inform decision-making regarding public health interventions can be found in this 1-hour self-paced online module, which you are encouraged to view before the discussion:
Economic Evaluation Online Module - registration for this opens April 15th
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.