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 grantees to carry out the Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) over a five-year period. Grantees partner with health system clinics to use evidence-based interventions (EBIs) to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates. Six grantees also pay for CRC screening services for uninsured and underinsured populations.

CDC’s Evaluation of the CRCCP

CDC is evaluating grantee management of the CRCCP, EBI implementation and sustainability, CRC screening rate changes over time, and the cost effectiveness of different EBIs. CDC is collecting standard data from all grantees 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, CRC screening, and final diagnoses.

Clinic Data

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

Grantee Survey

Grantee-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 grantees. Interviews explore implementation strategies, partnerships, and sustainability.

Cost-Effectiveness Studies

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

Fiscal Data Analysis

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

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