Examining the economic impact and return on investment of health promotion and disease prevention

This project will examine existing research to generate an understanding of the evidence base for the economic impact and return on investment of non-clinical efforts in health promotion and disease prevention. Altarum will synthesize information from a literature scan and interviews with key stakeholders to identify key issues, challenges and gaps involved in assessing the impacts of this work. Altarum will develop: (1) a white paper that will synthesize findings from the scan and interviews, and (2) a final report that will highlight gaps in the research, future research needs, experts in the field of research, top priorities for research, a suggested strategic direction, and next steps in creating an initiative related to this work. Altarum and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will work together to decide what parts of the report, if any, will be made public.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $80,652.00

Awarded on: 6/29/2011

Time frame: 7/15/2011 - 4/14/2012

Grant Number: 69143


Altarum Institute

3520 Green Court, Suite 300
P.O. Box 134001
Ann Arbor, 48113-4001


Jamie Hart
Project Director


Namratha Swamy
Project Director