Performance Improvement 2007. How Can the Effectiveness of Efforts to Detect Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Be Measured and Improved?



This program management project developed a comprehensive 5-year evaluation plan for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. The evaluation plan was developed to be used to gauge accomplishments and better coordinate efforts within the offices responsible for administering the cancer detection program. The evaluation plan was intended to detect broad national impact of Federal program efforts. It was not intended to measure performance of individual grantees.

 The project team identified broad health outcomes and program/administrative outcomes to be measured to determine overall success. Health outcome priorities included increasing both the number of women screened and appropriate cancer diagnosis of women with abnormal test results. Additional health outcome priorities included increasing the percent of women: who begin treatment within two months of diagnosis and those with precancerous cervical lesions who begin treatment within three months. The evaluation plan included measurement of characteristics of women being served and the quality of services provided. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will conduct a strategic planning effort and will prioritize evaluation activities. The agency will refocus program activities to better achieve these priorities.

Report Title: Strategic Management and Evaluation Plan of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Agency Sponsor: CDC-OD-OSI, Office of the Director, Office of Strategy Innovation
Federal Contact: Slaton, Terrie, 404-639-7647
Performer: Research Triangle Institute; Research Triangle Park, NC
PIC ID: 7973.1

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