Doing A Lot with A Little: Economic Analysis in Public Health

An updated version of this training launched on April 18, 2019

This self-paced, online course will discuss economic analysis in public health. Data needed to complete a cost-benefit analysis will be outlined and participants will be taken through the process of completing a cost-benefit analysis.

Learning Outcome

As a result of this activity the learner will enhance their knowledge and competence on how to conduct a cost-benefit analysis for public health.


At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose of an economic analysis.
  2. Define the purpose of a cost-benefit analysis (CBA).
  3. Outline the data needed to create a cost-benefit analysis (CBA).

Continuing Education Credits

Credits offered until February 28, 2022.

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 1.0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.0. Provider ID# 99086.

There is a $5.00 fee for this credit (debit/credit card only), payable at the end of the training.

The University at Albany School of Public Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This event is sponsored by School of Public Health, University at Albany, an approved provider of CPH Renewal Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

This offering is approved for 1.0 Certified in Public Health Renewal Credits.

1.0 hours of Generic Continuing Education Credits.

  • Training launched: March 1, 2013
  • Estimated time: 1 hour
  • Training is free and open to the public

The planners and course authors have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity. No commercial support has been accepted for this activity.