Document Detail

Outcome evaluation of a state comprehensive cancer control plan: laying the foundation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23381113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: Rigorous outcome evaluation is essential to monitor progress toward achieving goals and objectives in comprehensive cancer control plans (CCCPs).
OBJECTIVE: This report describes a systematic approach for an initial outcome evaluation of a CCCP.
DESIGN: Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evaluation framework, the evaluation focused on (1) organizing cancer plan objectives by anatomic site and risk factors, (2) rating each according to clarity and data availability, (3) the subsequent evaluation of clearly stated objectives with available outcome data, and (4) mapping allocation of implementation grants for local cancer control back to the CCCP objectives.
SETTING: South Carolina.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Evaluation outcomes included (1) a detailed account of CCCP objectives by topic area, (2) a systematic rating of level of clarity and availability of data to measure CCCP objectives, (3) a systematic assessment of attainment of measurable objectives, and (4) a summary of how cancer control grant funds were allocated and mapped to CCCP objectives.
RESULTS: A system was developed to evaluate the extent to which cancer plan objectives were measurable as written with data available for monitoring. Twenty-one of 64 objectives (33%) in the South Carolina's CCCP were measurable as written with data available. Of the 21 clear and measurable objectives, 38% were not met, 38% were partially met, and 24% were met. Grant allocations were summarized across CCCP chapters, revealing that prevention and early detection were the most heavily funded CCCP areas.
CONCLUSIONS: This evaluation highlights a practical, rigorous approach for generating evidence required to monitor progress, enhance planning efforts, and recommend improvements to a CCCP.
Anthony J Alberg; Kathleen B Cartmell; Katherine R Sterba; Susan Bolick; Virginie G Daguise; James R Hébert
Related Documents :
23047803 - Symptom distress in older adults following cancer surgery.
24853213 - Point/counterpoint: early detection of prostate cancer: do the benefits outweigh the co...
23148373 - The promise of combining inhibition of pi3k and parp as cancer therapy.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1550-5022     ISO Abbreviation:  J Public Health Manag Pract     Publication Date:    2013 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-30     Completed Date:  2014-02-19     Revised Date:  2014-06-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505213     Medline TA:  J Public Health Manag Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  300-7     Citation Subset:  T    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Financing, Government / organization & administration
Health Priorities / organization & administration
Neoplasms / prevention & control*
Organizational Objectives
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care) / methods*,  organization & administration
Program Evaluation / methods,  standards
Public Health Administration / methods*,  standards
Quality Indicators, Health Care / organization & administration,  standards
Resource Allocation / organization & administration
South Carolina
State Government
Grant Support
K05 CA136975/CA/NCI NIH HHS; K05 CA136975/CA/NCI NIH HHS; P30 CA138313/CA/NCI NIH HHS; P30 CA138313/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U48 DP001936/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS; U54 CA153461/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U54 CA153461/CA/NCI NIH HHS

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Phylogeographic Patterns of mtDNA Variation Revealed Multiple Glacial Refugia for the Frog Species F...
Next Document:  Can Voter-Approved Tax Levies Provide Fiscal Advantages and Stability for Local Public Health Agenci...