Economic Evaluation of Integrated Opioid Overdose Reduction Interventions in the HEALing Communities Study

December 2, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Social Work Building, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, Room C03

Event Organizer

Social Intervention Group

Inaugural Event in HEALing Communities Event Series | Open to the public | Registration required | Livestream available


Saul P. Steinberg Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medical College


Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Columbia School of Nursing


About the Event

Columbia University is one of four sites involved in the HEALing Communities Study set up by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to tackle the nation’s opioid crisis, with the goal of reducing fatalities by 40 percent in three years. At this event, the first in the HEALing Communities event series, Dr. Bruce R. Schackman (bio) and Dr. Laura Starbird (bio) will analyze the costs associated with Columbia’s plans for tackling this crisis in 16 of the most heavily burdened counties in New York State. After reviewing relevant economic evaluation literature, they will apply basic cost-effectiveness analysis concepts to the Columbia-led study and ask: is the Columbia team designing a model that communities elsewhere in America can afford?