CRCCP 2015–2019: Evaluation Methods

Evaluation Methods

Evaluation results are used to improve program performance, guide decision-making, account for use of federal funds, and advance public practice and research.

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Colorectal Cancer Control Program

In 2015, CDC provided funding to 30 state, university, and tribal award recipients to carry out the Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) over a five-year period. Award recipients partnered with health system clinics to use evidence-based interventions (EBIs)—strategies that have been shown to work—to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. Six award recipients also paid for colorectal cancer screening services for populations without adequate health insurance.

CDC’s Evaluation of the CRCCP

CDC is evaluating award recipients’ management of the CRCCP, EBI implementation and sustainability, colorectal cancer screening rate changes over time, and the cost effectiveness of different EBIs. CDC is collecting standard data from all award recipients and conducting special studies. Evaluation results are used to improve program performance, guide decision-making, account for use of federal funds, and advance public practice and research.

Standard Data Collections

Patient Data

Patient-level data are collected twice a year. Data include patient demographics, colorectal cancer screening, and final diagnoses.

Clinic Data

Clinic-level data are collected at baseline and each program year. Data include colorectal cancer screening rates, EBIs implemented, and clinic characteristics.

Award Recipient Survey

Award recipient-level data are collected each program year. Data include information about program management, technical assistance needs, and partnerships.

Special Studies

Qualitative Studies

In-depth interviews are conducted with staff and partners for selected award recipients. Interviews explore implementation strategies, partnerships, and sustainability.

Cost-Effectiveness Studies

Fifteen award recipients are participating in studies developed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of EBIs implemented.

Fiscal Data Analysis

Award recipient budget data are analyzed annually. Analyses explore funding allocations across standard categories, staff roles, and contractor activities.

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