Program Accomplishments and Publications

Notable Accomplishments
  • Assignees worked to develop systematic data collection and reporting processes as well as data products and tools (e.g. chronic disease profile reports, infographics, etc.) to support chronic disease programs including but not limited to the following: Tobacco, Asthma, Injury Prevention and Control, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Cancer Prevention and Control, and Arthritis.
  • The Colorado assignee led a team of 19 stakeholders to plan and develop an innovative chronic disease and behavioral health data dashboard that significantly increased access to data and is used extensively for state and local program planning.
  • Assignees worked with CSTE to develop a “Chronic Disease Epidemiologist Orientation Manual,” a resource guide for understanding the roles of and technical challenges faced by chronic disease epidemiologists. These include collaborating and integrating with other programs, identifying data sources and indicators, interpreting and disseminating data, and using data as part of an evidence-based public health approach.4

Recent publications:

  1. Frey CA, Remington PL, Lengerich E. Evaluation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s chronic disease state-based epidemiology for public health program support (STEPPS) program. J Public Health Manag Pract 2003;9(4):266-74.
  2. Calanan RM, Sandoval-Rosario M, Price JD, Samanic CM, Lu H, Barbour KE. Achieving Excellence in the Practice of Chronic Disease Epidemiology. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 Nov 29;15:E146.
  3. Duffy RE, Siegel, PZ. Increasing chronic disease epidemiology capacity without increasing workforce: a success story in Ohio. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2009 Mar-Apr;15(2):123-6.
  4. Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. Chronic Disease Epidemiologist Orientation Manual: A Resource for Applied Epidemiologists. Atlanta, GA: CSTE; 2015.