Economic Evaluation for Public Health

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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe key components of economic evaluation in public health.
  2. Identify differences between types of economic evaluations.
  3. Describe Return on Investment (ROI) as an outcome of economic analysis.
  4. Use economic analysis as a tool in prioritizing and implementing prevention and treatment strategies.

Data Utilization EBP Implementation Program evaluation

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

AMCHP is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, and families, including those with special health care needs. AMCHP’s website includes a calendar of events, policy and advocacy resources, information on  MCH topics, and a searchable database of best practices.

Chronic Disease Community Needs Assessment Cultural Competence EBP Implementation Home Visiting Intimate Partner Violence Life Course Model Patient-centered Medical Home

Ask the Expert: CenteringPregnancy and CenteringParenting: Innovative Models for Prenatal, Well-Woman, and Well-Baby Care

Are you interested in learning about innovative systems-change models that are changing healthcare? If so, please join this Ask the Expert webinar where we will hear about CenteringPregnancy and CenteringParenting, which bring patients out of the exam room and into a unique group setting that combines care, education and community building. During the webinar the Centering models for prenatal care, well-woman and well-baby care will be presented. A Q/A session will follow the presentation.

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the value of using an innovative systems change model like CenteringPregnancy/CenteringParenting within a Healthy Start program
  • Recognize the impact that Centering care models could have toward Healthy Start populations
  • Know where to go for more information and resources about the Centering Pregnancy model

Webinar Materials: 

EBP Implementation Prenatal Care and Education

Hear From Your Peer: Healthy Start Client Recruitment Strategies

Are you wondering what other Healthy Start grantees are doing regarding client recruitment? Join this webinar and hear general client recruitment themes from the larger Healthy Start grantee community and recruitment strategies from one Level 3 Healthy Start grantee, MomsFirst in Cleveland, Ohio. The webinar will highlight MomsFirst’s experience with population segmentation and building strategic partnerships with family planning and school-based health in an urban setting. Time will be allotted for your questions and comments. Continued discussion opportunities following the webinar will also be offered.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • State at least three common recruitment strategies from the Healthy Start grantee profiles
  • List examples of client recruitment strategies for three different population segments
  • Explain the importance of applying recruitment lessons learned in the design of recruitment strategies

Webinar Materials: 

Communication Community and Organizational Partnerships Community Engagement Community Needs Assessment EBP Implementation

Ask the Expert: Learn the Signs. Act Early.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Program aims to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get the services and support they need as early as possible. The health education campaign has a substantial amount of relevant information, tools, and resources for Healthy Start grantees to promote awareness of healthy developmental milestones, understand the importance of tracking each child’s development, and acting early if there are concerns. Please join Camille Smith as she describes the free, research based materials available to grantees through the Learn the Signs. Act Early. Program. Camille will also be available to answer your questions about the program during the webinar.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Hear about the Learn the Signs. Act Early. Program and how it can support Healthy Start grantees improve services for their mentoring, screening, and early identification of program participants and their families
  • Ask questions and know where to go for more resources about the Learn the Signs. Act Early Campaign

Webinar Materials: 

EBP Implementation Parenting Education Socio-emotional Development for Children

Ask the Expert: The Value of Integrating Trauma Informed Care for the Healthy Start Community

Exposure to traumatic events is an extremely common occurrence in the U.S. In fact, most individuals, particularly women and girls, will experience multiple traumatic events as children and throughout their lives. These experiences have the potential to dramatically impact behavioral health which subsequently often translates into challenges with physical, mental and social well-being. In this brief introduction to these issues, we will present an overview of the prevalence of traumatic exposure and the relationship of trauma to health. In addition, we will provide basic introductory information and principles on the concept and implementation of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). Understanding trauma and incorporating TIC principles into Healthy Start programs has the potential to prevent retraumatization and better engage participants in care and services. Please join the EPIC Center and Michelle Hoersch, Region V Coordinator for the Office on Women’s Health for a 60 minute Ask the Expert webinar which will cover the importance of integrating trauma-informed care specific to the Healthy Start community. Ms. Hoersch will also share valuable resources for learning more about the approach. During the webinar, you will have ample opportunity to ask Ms. Hoersch questions.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the terms “trauma exposure” and “adverse childhood experiences”
  • Be knowledgeable about the prevalence of various common traumatic events in the U.S.
  • Increase awareness of the relationship among exposure to traumatic events and behavioral, physical and mental health, and well-being
  • Be aware of the concept of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and basic principles of TIC and how to make simple adjustments to programming and service delivery to dramatically reduce risk of retraumatization and increase likelihood of improved engagement in care
  • Access trauma-informed care resources and training opportunities

Webinar Materials:

Case Management/Care Coordination Cultural Competence Depression EBP Implementation Participant Recruitment and Retention

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