245681 Progress and initial outcomes of an online evaluation framework addressing cancer disparities in the US Affiliated Pacific Islands: The Pacific Cancer Programs Performance Management Plan's online database

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Angela Sy, DrPH , Office of Public Health Studies, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Karen Heckert, PhD, MPH, MSW , Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, The University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, MD , Department Family Medicine and Community Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Mililani, HI
Neal Palafox, MD, MPH , Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Mililani, HI
Ahnate Lim, MA , Department of Psychology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Significance: Cancer burden in the resource-limited, culturally-unique 10 US Affiliated Pacific Island (USAPI) jurisdictions is among the highest in the world. The USAPI region covers 869,540 sq. miles, 5 time zones, and the international date line. The University of Hawaii collaborates with the USAPI jurisdictions to plan, implement, and evaluate three CDC funded Pacific Cancer Programs. The Performance Management Plan (PMP) provides an evaluation framework for this mulit-level, multi-site evaluation. The online data base that supports the PMP is being initiated in all 10 USAPI jurisdictions to evaluate cancer prevention and control outcomes across the levels of the Socio-Ecological Model, i.e., policy, community, organization, individual, and the three levels of program implementation, i.e., Pacific region, USAPI jurisdictions, community projects.

Objective: Report on the implementation of an online evaluation system used by the USAPI jurisdictions and on cancer data collected from this online system.

Methods: Lessons learned from the initial implementation of this online system will be documented. Data from the online system will be analyzed to inform the progress of meeting program objectives.

Results: The extent that an online reporting system within the USAPI to support an evaluation framework to track outcomes will be reported. Capacity profiles mapping progress from data obtained for the Pacific region, each island jurisdiction, and the community projects will be reported.

Conclusions: The utilization of the online PMP will help explain the feasibility of an online evaluation reporting system in an expansive geographic region and inform outcomes associated with reducing cancer disparities in the USAPI.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will describe one lesson learned from the initial implementation of the PCP online evaluation system. 2) Participants will identify one cancer prevention and control objective that has been documented and met via the PMP online evaluation system. 3) Participants will describe how the PMP online evaluation system was developed and implemented within the USAPI.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I conduct program evaluation under a CDC funded project.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.