Economic Evaluation Research Projects

Quantifying costs and benefits of healthy housing is important because it can help decision makers and others understand why investments can pay off in both dollars and health improvements, increase the supply of quality housing, reduce healthcare costs, and make it clear how housing financing systems can be brought to bear.

Since achieving healthy housing involves taking a holistic view of the home, some of the research projects listed below may not only be about economic evaluation; however, economic evaluation is a component of each project.

NCHH’s Economic Evaluation Research Projects

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of a State-Funded Healthy Homes Program for Residents with Asthma
10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure
Comprehensive Lead Education and Reduction through Window Replacement (CLEAR WIN)
Home RX: The Health Benefits of Home Performance
The New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program

*This is a current research project.

Recommended Reading

National Center for Healthy Housing. (2017, August). 10 policies to prevent and respond to childhood lead exposure. [Webpage.]

Nurmagambetov, T. A., Barnett, S. B., Jacob, V., Chattopadhyay, S. K., Hopkins, D. P., Crocker, D. D., Dumitru, G. G., et al. (2011, August). Economic value of home-based, multi-trigger, multicomponent interventions with an environmental focus for reducing asthma morbidity: A community guide systematic reviewAmerican Journal of Preventative Medicine, 41(2 Suppl 1), S33-S47.

Hoppin, P., Jacobs, M., & Stillman, L. (2010, August). Investing in best practices for asthma: A business base — August 2010 update. Dorchester, MA: Asthma Regional Council of New England & Health Resources in Action.

Hoppin, P., Stillman, L., & Jacobs, M. (2010, February). Asthma: A business case for employers and health care purchasers. Lowell, MA: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production & Asthma Regional Council of New England.

Brett, M., & Stillman, L. (2009, August). The role of pest control in effective asthma management: A business case. Boston, MA: Boston Public Health Commission & Asthma Regional Council of New England.

Isasi, F., Tewarson, H., & Pandit, S. (2015, April 15). Health investments that pay off: Strategies for addressing asthma in children. Washington, DC: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.

Garrett, H., Roys, M., Burris, S., & Nicol, S. (2016). The cost-benefit to the NHS arising from preventative housing interventions. Bracknell, UK: IHS BRE Press.

Zhou, Y., Nurmagambetov, T., McCord, M., & Hsu, W.-H. (2017, September-October). Economic valuation of selected illnesses in environmental public health tracking. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 23(5 Suppl), S18-S27.

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