Sandbox Play: CDC's Prevention Research Centers' partnerships with health agencies in the context of core research project types and CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's priority domains
To measure and evaluate the multi-level impact of Prevention Research Centers’ (PRC) inter-organizational partnerships, a baseline description of intended partnerships is necessary. This study describes the PRCs’ intent to partner with state, local, and tribal health agencies during the current (2014-2019) funding cycle within the framework of stated core research project types (dissemination and implementation (DI), intervention, and public health practice-based (PHPB)) and the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s (NCCDPHP) four priority domains (surveillance and epidemiology (SE), environmental approaches (EA), health systems interventions (HSI), and community-clinical linkages (CCL)).
This analysis used a prospective, descriptive study design. We completed quantitative, secondary analysis of data abstracted from PRC core research applications to describe PRCs’ intended health agency partners, core research project types, and primary NCCDPHP domains. We abstracted examples of PRCs’ intended activities to illustrate these relationships.
Eleven (of 26) PRCs plan to conduct DI research; 10 intervention research; and five PHPB research. Based on the CDC’s NCCDPHP domains, more than half (15) of the PRCs’ core research projects are primarily EAs to promote health; five are HSIs; four promote CCLs; and 2 are SE studies. Also, PRCs intend to partner with health agencies: 17 with state agencies, 21 with local, and two with tribal.
PRCs intend to partner with health agencies in various ways during the current funding cycle. This analysis frames a baseline description of PRCs’ intended partnerships in a manner that is useful for measurement and evaluation of the multi-level impact of PRCs’ research partnerships.
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Describe how PRCs plan to engage partners in the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s (NCCDPHP) four priority domains, including specific examples of activities. Explain how PRCs’ planned partnerships are framed by the types of research that PRCs conduct and the CDC's NCCDPHP domains.
Keyword(s): Partnerships, Partner Involvement
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have held analytic and scientific positions at the CDC's PRC Program for multiple years and am experienced in quantitative analysis.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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