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Webinar: Methods for incorporating equity into economic evaluation
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When: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
8:00 AM ET
Where: Online
Presenter: Richard Cookson; Stéphane Verguet
Contact: iHEA

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Methods for incorporating equity into economic evaluation

Hosted by the Equity informative economic evaluation Special Interest Group

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
8:00 AM ET - check your timezone online here

Equity in health and healthcare is an area of growing global policy interest. Health economists are familiar with well-established economic evaluation methods that provide information about the efficiency of alternative healthcare and public health decisions in terms of aggregate costs and benefits. However, there is now a growing literature and interest in using the methods of economic evaluation to provide information about equity in the distribution of costs and benefits. 

Our first webinar will provide an introduction to some of the key principles and methods of equity-informative health economic evaluation. We will then be running a second webinar to showcase some empirical applications to health policy in low and middle income countries. 



Richard Cookson
Professor, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK.
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Brief biography:
Richard Cookson is a professor at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, and an honorary public health academic, Public Health England. He has helped to pioneer “equity-informative” methods of health policy analysis including methods of distributional cost-effectiveness analysis; methods of health equity monitoring for healthcare quality assurance; and methods for investigating public concern for reducing health inequality. He has co-chaired various international working groups on equity, and his UK public service includes working in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit and serving on NICE advisory committees and the NHS Advisory Committee for Resource Allocation.


Stéphane Verguet
Assistant Professor of Global Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA.

Brief biography:
Stéphane Verguet is Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a core faculty member of Harvard’s Center for Health Decision Science. He has two main areas of research, both related to health systems, health economics, and priority setting: (1) the incorporation of the dimensions of equity and financial risk protection into the economic evaluation of health policies with the development and application of the “extended cost-effectiveness analysis” (ECEA) methodology; (2) health system analysis and performance, including the study of the interaction and integration of health services delivery platforms and health system modeling.

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