With local authority public health budgets being ring-fenced, there is increased urgency to demonstrate return on investment in relation to public health interventions and explore methods of decision-support for public health priority-setting.
This one-day conference, run in partnership with the Local Government Association, will help public health professionals and health and wellbeing boards make better decisions on public health spending.
The conference will:
discuss and debate the uses (and misuses) of economic tools such as cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-benefit analysis, return on investment and 'the business case', in prioritising how to spend public health budgets
introduce tools from Public Health England, NICE, local authorities and others that can help you to make important choices and decisions on public health spending
showcase, through case studies, how different local authorities are prioritising in practice
provide opportunities for debate, and to influence those developing tools, so as they develop they will be fit for purpose.
See related publications:
Improving the public's health: A resource for local authorities
Money well spent? Assessing the cost effectiveness and return on investment of public health interventions
This event is aimed at those involved in making hard choices about how to spend public health budgets and how to maximise the public health contribution of wider budgets.
It is relevant to public health teams, local authority officers responsible for health and other areas that affect wellbeing, such as housing, planning and transport; elected councillors and those working in the NHS on public health.
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