There are few resources available that discuss the relevance and appropriateness of various approaches to economic assessment for population health interventions or provide guidance on their selection and use. This reflection paper provides an approach to the economic assessment of population health interventions.
It is based on a targeted review of the literature that focused particularly on approaches used in the field of obesity prevention and mental health promotion. The paper is also based on interviews with leading Canadian and international experts in health economics and in specific approaches such as social return on investment (SROI).
Published: July 2017
Capability: Strengthening Capacity
Policy Area: Community Capacity, Health - Population Health
Population: General Population