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Your Environment. Your Health.

Goal 10 – Evaluation of Economic Impact

Implementation Highlights and Accomplishments

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Evaluate the economic impact of policies, practices, and behaviors that reduce exposure to environmental toxicants, through prevention of disease and disabilities, and invest in research programs to test how prevention improves public health and minimizes economic burden.

  1. Develop an interdisciplinary research and training program in environmental health economics, to better understand the economic costs and benefits of environmental exposures, related diseases, and interventions to prevent exposures and diseases.
  2. Measure economic benefits and comparative effectiveness of NIEHS investments, employing health economics as a part of the NIEHS research agenda, and develop tools and databases to advance this research.
  3. Assist policymakers with systematic review and state-of-the-science assessments to help them make clinical and policy recommendations.

Environmental Health Economic Analysis Annotated Bibliography Search

NIEHS developed this searchable database of over 70 scientific articles to help environmental health researchers learn about economic analyses and incorporate them into their research.

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