Suppose you are a health economist at the state Department of Health, responsible for designing…

a) Suppose you are a health economist at the state Department of Health, responsible

for designing of appropriate low-cost health interventions. Describe an

implementable, short-term intervention using insights from behavioural economics

(nudge or change in choice architecture) that aims to increase physical activity level

(prevent obesity) among the school students in grades 5-12. (10 marks)

b) Suppose the Health Department has agreed to implement your intervention. You are

required to provide a report on the impact of your intervention measured one year

after the implementation.

i. Describe how your intervention design would allow a scientific impact

evaluation. (5 marks)

ii. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the intervention in the light of short

versus longer term impacts and potential unwanted side-effects. (5 marks)

c) Describe in detail, with some plausible data on the cost and benefit components, the

process of an economic evaluation of the intervention suggested in part (a) using costeffectiveness analysis. (20 marks)

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