University-Led Health Economics Research Partnerships

Economic analysis, especially in reflection of the current funding climate, has become a critical way to describe the cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and/or cost-efficiency of new innovations, and contributes to the value propositions for real-world application. Including an applied health economics research component in grant applications can increase your likelihood of grant application approvals. For example, economic evaluations are increasingly becoming a requirement for certain CIHR funding streams, as well as Networked Centres of Excellence and Genome Canada programs.

We offer a responsive health economics service for academics applying for research funds that require economic evaluations. Additionally, as a non-profit organization, we have the ability to receive external grant and partnership funds from the public and private sector, which can leverage investments in support of provincial and pan-Canadian priorities. In summary, partnering with us can help increase your success in securing grant funding, and we conduct leading-edge, rigorous primary health economics research, which we publish, in partnership with our academic partners, in high impact, peer-reviewed academic publications.

For more information, please contact us at (780) 448-4881, or by email at info@ihe.ca.


Examples of Past Collaborations

Yan C, Rittenbach K, Souri S, Silverstone PH. Cost-effectiveness analysis of a randomized study of depression treatment options in primary care suggests stepped-care treatment may have economic benefits. BMC Psychiatry 2019;19:240.

Tran D, Nguyen T, Opgenorth D, Wang X, Zuege D, Zygun DA, et al. Association between strained ICU capacity and healthcare costs in Canada: A population-based cohort study. J Crit Care 2019;51:175-83.

Institute of Health Economics. The state of health economics in Alberta: A review of need, capacity, and action. Edmonton (AB): Institute of Health Economics; 2015.