Table 1.

Description, membership, and ISF systems addressed within CPCRN workgroups

WorkgroupDescriptionCPCRN membersISF system(s) addressed
  • To develop and implement a quantitative and qualitative survey of FQHCs that belong to their state primary health care association. The survey addresses organizational factors that influence implementation of evidence-based cancer screening interventions in health center settings.

Emory, Texas A&M, UC, UCLA, UNC, USC, UTH, UW, Wash UPrevention support: general capacity-building; prevention delivery
Capacity building: technical assistance and training
  • To build the capacity of cancer control planners and public health professionals to locate, select, adopt, adapt, implement, and evaluate evidence-based cancer prevention programs, policies, and practices through face-to-face training and technical assistance.

  • To develop a training curriculum on using cancer evidence with slides, interactive exercises, and resources for cancer planners, which has been delivered at national conferences and to local community partners.

  • To research capacity-building models and evaluate training or technical assistance initiatives to translate evidence-based approaches into communities.

Emory, Texas A&M, UC, Harvard, UCLA, UNC, USC, UTH, UW, Wash UPrevention synthesis and translation; Prevention support: intervention-specific and general capacity building; prevention delivery
  • To form research delivery partnerships with 2-1-1 call centers nationwide to conduct cancer screening, vaccination, and smoking interventions. 2-1-1 is a nationally designated 3-digit telephone exchange that links underserved callers to health and social services in their community.

Emory, Texas A&M, UCLA, UNC, USC, Wash UPrevention support; prevention delivery
  • To investigate factors affecting cancer survivorship and strategies for improving long-term health outcomes of patients with cancer.

  • To examine the best way to translate recently issued guidelines on elements that should be included in cancer survivorship care planning activities into action. To assess the effectiveness and dissemination of these efforts.

Emory, Texas A&M, UC, UCLA, UNC, USC, UTH, UWPrevention synthesis and translation; prevention support
  • The CDC funded 29 states and tribes to increase colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% of age-eligible patients by 2014. This workgroup measures CRCCP grantees' adoption and implementation of the Community Guide's recommended strategies to increase colorectal cancer screening. These strategies include client reminders, small media, reducing structural barriers, provider assessment and feedback, and provider reminders and recall.

  • To create survey measures adaptable to other studies and settings attempting to study the implementation process.

Emory, Harvard, UC, UCLA, UNC, USC, UTH, Wash U, UWPrevention synthesis and translation; prevention delivery