Economic Evaluation Virtual Workshop - March 17th



12:30-2:00pm Mountain Time



Primary Competency

Analytical/Assessment Skills

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

  • This course will take 2 weeks to complete.
    • Online course materials and a live session (Please put this session on your calendar)
    • Course schedule
      • March 3rd – Course shell opens
      • March 17th – Live Session (12:30-2:00pm MST)
  • Online course materials
    • You will have activities to do on your own before the live session.  The activities will include things like watching videos and reading.
    • There will be a short assignment to complete in preparation for the live session. (The live session goes quickly. Doing the activities and assignments helps you use the time well.)
  • Live Session
    • A facilitator will lead a guided discussion and activities related to the online content with you and your classmates.
    • A topic expert will also be on hand to answer questions and engage in the discussion.
    • The live session gives you the opportunity to connect concepts of evidence-based decision making to your daily work.
  • Communication
    • You should receive 2 emails from us before the course begins.  Please email us at if they do not show up in your inbox (please check your spam folder, as well).
      • Registration confirmation – immediately after registering
      • Course welcome and instructions – 2 weeks before the live session
  • Technology
    • Live Session
      • You must join the Live Learning Session by video (an external webcam or built-in camera in your laptop, tablet, or smartphone).  Our staff can help you get set up if this is new for you.
    • Online course materials
      • You will be sent an invitation to the Learning Management System (Canvas) approximately 2 weeks before the Live Learning Session.  You will need to sign in, do some activities and make sure that you know how to connect to the Live Learning Session.  Don’t worry about the technology!  We have staff to help you.  You’ll receive all the information you need once you log in.
Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the ways economics contributes to public health.
  2. Define economic evaluation, identify the different types, and learn about the most often used in public health.
  3. Describe cost of illness/burden of illness studies.
  4. Describe the process involved in conducting an economic evaluation.
  5. Recognize how economics and economic evaluation can help to measure and influence health equity.
  6. Know where to find cost of illness/burden of illness studies and economic evaluations.
Length of Learning Opportunity
1.5 hours
Registration Information
Click on the green "Register Now" button at the top left of this page. You will need to be logged in or will need to create an account prior to registering for this training. Creating an account will not automatically register you for this training. You will need to re-open this page and register. Please email with registration questions.
Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts


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.



Geographic Relevance
For individuals in Colorado, Montana, North & South Dakota, Utah, or Wyoming

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