The purpose of this assignment is to analyze a research article using cost-effectiveness analysis on two health promotion programs.
This assignment provides documentation of student ability to meet the following course outcomes:
- CO 2: Relate healthcare economics and financing to health policymaking. (POs 2 and 3)
Submit your completed application by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (MT) of Week 2 as directed.
Total Points Possible
This assignment is worth 275 points.
Requirements & Preparing the Analysis
- Read the research study for this assignment. You can find this article via the Chamberlain Library. You may also use the link, but if it doesn’t open properly for you, you’ll want to search for the article in the Chamberlain Library.
Ekwaru. J.P., Ohinmas, A., Tran, B.X., Setayeshgar, S., Johnson, J.A., & Veugeiers, P.J. (2017). Cost-effectiveness of a school based health promotion program in Canada: A life-course modeling approach. Plos One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177848 (Links to an external site.)
- The cost-effectiveness analysis must include the components listed in the Grading Rubric.
- Use the provided Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Template to prepare your analysis. Download the template here: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Template
- For this assignment, you will include your completed Cost-Effectiveness Analysis table, along with a properly APA formatted cover page and reference page, uploaded as one Microsoft Word document.
|Core Term||Program 1|| Program 2
|Description||The Alberta Project Promoting active Living and healthy Eating in Schools APPLE Schools (the intervention program). In this program each school for two years (2008-2010) selected a full-time School Health Facilitator to oversee a change in the school culture in terms of healthy eating and policies, strategies and practices in active living.
This study by Ekwaru et al. (2017) was carried out for the purpose of educating public health decision makers on the importance of APPLE Schools and hence account for the costs incurred while comparing an alternative where this program does not exist.
While the intervention was conducted on an entire school, the analysis concentrated on students aged about 10 years in grade five. Important measurements such as weight and height were collected which would facilitate comparison with no intervention group.
|The other program involved general schools with no intervention program.
A sample of 148 schools was randomly selected in Alberta. Height and weight measurements as well as surveys were conducted to draw a comparison of the changes witnessed in APPLE schools.
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