Performance Improvement 2004. Partner Participatory Assessment Tool: Functioning and Operation of the National Diabetes Education Program's Minority Work Groups


This evaluation assessed how well minority work-groups collaborate to deliver National Diabetes Education Program messages. Minority populations, including African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders, are disproportionately affected by diabetes. The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), through four minority work groups representing these populations, have created culturally appropriate education messages targeted to these groups. This evaluation assessed activities in the following areas: 1) design and development of culturally appropriate messages and products, 2) delivering the intervention, 3) reaching the intended audiences, and, 4) producing intended changes in awareness, attitudes and reported behavior. The research was managed jointly by the Division of Diabetes Translation (NCCDPHP) and the Division of Health Communication, Office of Communication (OD). The results identified areas of the partnership that were working well and those needing strengthening or improvement. Specific opportunities for improvement regarding management of the work group process that were identified included the communication among work groups, the leadership of the work groups and of NDEP, and the resource allocation. 

PIC ID: 7430
Agency Sponsor: CDC-NCCDPHP, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Federal Contact: Wong, Faye, 770-448-5037
Performer: Macro International, Inc., Calverton, MD

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