5213.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 3:00 PM

Abstract #14328

Evaluating Program Replications: Lessons Learned From 11 Breast and Cervical Cancer Health Education Programs

Mary Kay Dugan, MA1, Corrine Graffunder, MPH2, Barbara Wethers2, and Joanne Abed, PhD1. (1) Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation, 4000 N.E. 41st Street, P.O. Box 5395, Seattle, WA 98105, (206)528-3142, dugan@battelle.org, (2) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mail Stop K-64, 4770 Buford Highway N.E, Atlanta, GA 30341

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Program Services Branch manages 11 cooperative agreements for replication and dissemination (R&D) of effective interventions designed to increase participation in breast and cervical cancer screening programs. Under these agreements, R&D grantees focus on replicating public or professional education activities targeting underserved women and/or their providers. Each grantee is required to evaluate the effectiveness of their intervention model and the strategies used to increase the number of women receiving health services. After piloting the replication programs, data were collected on the barriers encountered and strategies used to ensure successful implementation and evaluation in replication sites from all 11 grantees. A meta-analysis of the lessons learned across these projects in moving tested programs into replication sites was conducted. In this presentation, core issues in successful program replications will be discussed along with the results of the meta-analysis. A number of important findings in replicating these health education programs were identified including the importance of selecting appropriate replication sites, providing adequate technical assistance to replication sites to ensure success, promoting local "champions," and the use of timely and appropriate evaluation techniques for monitoring activities in replication sites.

Learning Objectives: 1. Articulate the key issues in successful program replication. 2. Comprehend the challenges of program replication. 3. Identify successful strategies for implementing and evaluating program replications

Keywords: Evaluation, Health Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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