Performance Improvement 2005. Creating an Evaluation Strategy for the Prevention Research Centers Network


This study designed a national evaluation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’S) Prevention Research Program. The plan focuses not only on ensuring that the evaluation will produce credible evidence, but also on ensuring that findings are useful and can be used by stakeholders. The findings will be used to: (1) Inform CDC of the PRC’s capacities and needs so that appropriate training, technical assistance, and other resources can be provided. (2) Identify principles of practice to guide current efforts in chronic disease prevention and health promotion, as well as future research and policies. (3) Inform future program planning for the national program office, as well as for the individual centers. (4) Generate and disseminate new knowledge in the fields of community-based participatory research, program evaluation, community-academic partnerships, research dissemination, and community capacity building. (5) Communicate the activities and outcomes of the PRCs to program stakeholders.

PIC ID: 7878; Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control; Federal Contact: Anderson, Lynda, 404-639-8175; Performer: Cosmos Corporation, Bethesda, MD

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