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Calculate the Economic Value of the Activity

The Economic Impact Value of the Activity is a way to assign a dollar value to specific volunteer jobs and tasks associated with different activities. The economic value of the activity will be automatically calculated when you use the economic impact calculator to enter Total Number of Volunteers and Total Number of Volunteers Hours. As a reminder, when entering this data into the economic impact calculator, we recommend that you distinguish medical professionals from non-medical professionals when they are serving in a clinical capacity during an incident response. If all of the volunteers are serving in a non medical capacity during the response, simply add all of the volunteer hours under the Non-Public Health/Non-Medical category.

Using the economic value calculator, you can calculate the hourly rate and hourly benefit of common health and medical professionals and non-medical volunteers. To use the calculator, enter the total number of volunteers by profession and the total number of hours served by each profession (see above for assistance on entering these data points). If you do not know the professional breakdown of the volunteers, enter all of the data under the Non Public Health/Non-Medical category. Once you enter that information, a subtotal will be automatically calculated and added to the total. You do not have the ability to edit subtotal or total amounts directly. You must do this by changing the values for hours and/or volunteer numbers that you have already added.

You can edit the hourly rate and benefit within the calculator. This may be beneficial if you would like to use your own economic rate information. To do this, click on the green Edit icon (which looks like a pencil writing in a box) located under each of the hourly rate and hourly benefit amounts. Once you have added all of the volunteer counts and the hours served at the event, click on the blue Submit button and your information will be automatically calculated and added to your report.

UAR Module: Guidance and Instructions

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