This background paper presents a review and analysis of the literature at the intersection of the fields of health economics and public health.

On January 14–15, 2013, the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH), in collaboration with the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), partnered to co-host the workshop “Advancing Population and Public Health Economics”.

This workshop was organized to ask experts in economics how the funding, generation, dissemination and use of economic evidence might be enhanced to better develop population and public health policies and programs in Canada.

The following document by Lori J. Curtis, a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo, was commissioned by CPHI-CIHI as a background paper to this meeting.

 To read the document, click here.        
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  To read the workshop proceedings, click here.

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