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Evaluating the Value for Money of Interventions to Support Behavior Change for Better Health (Behavior Change Evaluation Tools)

Lister, Graham, Merritt, Rowena K. (2013) Evaluating the Value for Money of Interventions to Support Behavior Change for Better Health (Behavior Change Evaluation Tools). Social Marketing Quarterly, 19 (2). pp. 76-83. ISSN 1524-5004. (doi:10.1177/1524500413483454) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article reports the development of tools for use by local commissioning teams, based in English Local Authorities (Local Government Councils), to evaluate the value for money of their behavior change investments. The national program was guided by a panel of senior advisers and included consultations with experts in the field, as the basis for the design of the methodology. Evaluation tools were then developed applying evidence provided by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the World Health Organization, Health England (a national group set up to advise on public health policy), and other sources. As data were often incomplete, provision was made to update the tools as further evidence emerges. The tools, which are now available online at http://www.thensmc.com/resources/vfm, cover: smoking cessation, alcohol harm reduction, obesity reduction, comprising, weight loss, diet and increased activity, breast feeding continuation, and participation in bowel cancer screening. The use of these tools by local teams has proved valuable in demonstrating the relative value for money of local interventions and the importance of further developments of this kind.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1524500413483454
Uncontrolled keywords: economics behavior change evaluation tools monitoring and evaluation best practices alcohol consumption health tobacco cessation cancer
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 10:22 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35547 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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