Conduct a Cost Analysis of Your Home Visiting Program
What data do you have or plan to collect?
In the list below, check the boxes to indicate the specific budget, staffing, and service delivery information that you have available or plan to collect (this information should coincide with the fiscal year of the budget information you are using). Note that calculating certain program costs can be done either by estimating staff time spent on various activities (e.g., total for the year, month, week, or day) or by using the budget and the number of completed service events (e.g., total number of home visits, number of screenings).The list below is also available in PDF format.
Your data will affect the usefulness of your cost analysis
If you have the majority of the information listed above, (program budget and service data), you will be able to conduct a basic investment cost analysis and cost-allocation analysis. This will inform you of the cost per unit of service (cost per screening, cost of home visits, etc.). Not all items are required, but the more items you have the more detailed and informative your cost-allocation analysis will be. Note that the items in the previous list are not all-inclusive—there may be other program components you wish to include in your analysis that do not appear here, so feel free to include one or more additional components in the "other service component costs" section (numbers 16-17 above).