The Department of Global Health promotes and supports the use of economic evaluation for priority setting at both global and national levels through the Disease Control Priorities Network (DCPN). DCPN promotes evidence-based priority setting to inform policy and improve resource allocations for health in low-and-middle-income-countries, through the publication of Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition, and direct engagement with policymakers, health professionals, academic organizations, and researchers. Led by Rachel Nugent, PhD, and Dean Jamison, PhD.
Health Economics Overview
The Department of Global Health coordinates and manages the production of the 3rd Edition of the evidence Disease Control Priorities (DCP3). Building on its predecessors, DCP1 (1993) and DCP2 (2006) published for the World Bank by Oxford University Press, the third edition will provide the most up to date evidence on intervention efficacy and program effectiveness for the leading causes of global disease burden. It will go beyond previous efforts by providing systematic economic evaluation of policy choices affecting the access, update and quality of interventions and delivery platforms for low-and middle-income countries. Led by Dean Jamison, and Rachel Nugent, PhD.
The University of Washington is working with partners in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, China and the Middle East to conduct economic evaluation of the prevention and treatment of the most pressing conditions and diseases contributing to the global burden of disease through training workshops and collaborative research. Together, these components will provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date economic information to guide regional and national level policy making, along with dispersed capacity for evidence-based priority-setting for health.