Health Equity Evaluation

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) collects, studies, and uses data to look at the effects of programs on health disparities and inequities. Culturally responsive and equity-focused program evaluations are important for transparency, accountability, and continued learning. NCCDPHP is committed to using data to improve our programs and describe outcomes achieved with CDC’s public health dollars.

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Featured Evaluation Results

Read about evaluations recently conducted by NCCDPHP.

Evaluating the Colorectal Cancer Control Program

NCCDPHP’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control conducted a rigorous evaluation of the Colorectal Cancer Control Program that was funded from 2015 to 2020 to look at how evidence-based interventions (strategies that have been shown to increase colorectal cancer screening) are implemented, changes in clinic-level colorectal cancer screening rates over time, and the cost-effectiveness of some interventions.

Evaluating Diabetes Prevention Efforts

NCCDPHP’s Division of Diabetes Translation evaluates national, state, and locally funded activities to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and to improve health outcomes for people with diabetes, including people and communities who are underserved by health care providers.

Understanding How Multisector Community Partnerships Advance Health Equity [PDF – 1.53 MB]

This evaluation of NCCDPHP’s Getting Further Faster initiative gathered insights to identify and understand keys to success for community partners that work to address the social determinants of health and prevent chronic diseases.

Featured Evaluation Resources

Explore tools created by NCCDPHP to support other organizations’ health equity evaluation efforts.

The Built Environment Assessment Tool Manual

The built environment can affect health, especially opportunities for walking, biking, and other types of physical activity. This manual explains the importance of understanding and measuring the built environment and provides a tool for doing so.

Practical Strategies for Culturally Competent Evaluation [PDF – 705 KB]

This guide and accompanying tip sheet highlight opportunities for integrating cultural competence throughout the six steps of the CDC evaluation process.

Identifying and Eliminating Tobacco-Related Disparities: Key Outcome Indicators for Evaluating Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs

This guide focuses on key outcome indicators linked to population-level policy, systems, environmental, and behavioral changes.