Field Guide for Assessing Readiness to Implement Evidence-Based Cancer Screening Interventions

Field Guide for Assessing Readiness to Implement Evidence-Based Cancer Screening Interventions

The Field Guide for Assessing Readiness to Implement Evidence-Based Cancer Screening Interventionsexternal icon helps public health and health care organizations assess primary care clinics’ readiness to implement cancer screening evidence-based interventions to increase cancer screening.

The guide provides adaptable resources for collecting, evaluating, interpreting, and using assessment data to develop practical implementation plans for primary care clinics. It was designed for award recipients of CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program but may be applicable to other settings.

The University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center collaborated with CDC, Emory University, and the University of California, Los Angeles, to develop the Field Guide.

The Field Guide divides the assessment process into four phases—

  • Phase 1: Convene Team Members and Determine Assessment Activities
    Phase 1 offers strategies to help you convene a collaborative team and define each team member’s role. It also helps your team choose readiness assessment activities relevant for you and your clinic partners.
  • Phase 2: Design and Administer the Readiness Assessment
    Phase 2 provides a process and tools to help your team design and administer a readiness assessment. It explains how to identify and collect relevant data and assess the six domains that CDC requires.
  • Phase 3: Evaluate Assessment Data
    Phase 3 provides resources to help your team use the data you collected in phase 2.
  • Phase 4: Develop an Implementation Plan
    Phase 4 provides guidance to develop a practical implementation plan for use at the clinic level.
Page last reviewed: September 21, 2021