Through its Innovation Strategy, the Public Health Agency of Canada funds and supports promising interventions to improve population health and reduce health inequalities, particularly in terms of achieving healthier weights and promoting mental health. To strengthen these public health interventions’ readiness for scale-up, SRDC developed an approach that provided information on various ways to understand project costs and financial valuation of benefits, and considerations for determining which approach to economic assessment would be most appropriate and feasible for them.
These approaches were selected with respect to best practices for conducting economic assessment, consistency with the IS program’s focus on equity and population health, and leveraging the extensive data on IS projects’ processes and outcomes.
Published: March 2016
Capability: Strengthening Capacity - Health Economics
Policy Area: Community Capacity, Population Health