Award-Winning DCPC Evaluation Team Honored by CDC
An evaluation team from DCPC’s Program Services Branch was given the 2017 award for “Best Evaluation, Peer Reviewed” at CDC’s Evaluation Day in September. The team won for an evaluation of a patient navigation program that was pioneered by a Colorectal Cancer Control Program grantee, the New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (NHCRCSP). The multi-year evaluation showed that patients in the navigation program were, among other things, 11 times more likely than non-navigated patients to complete a colonoscopy. The team worked with NHCRCSP to write a manualshowing other organizations how to put patient navigation in place for their screening programs.
DCPC’s Twitter Account Reaches 100,000 Followers
DCPC’s Twitter account, @CDC_cancer, reached a milestone in October: 100,000 people receive our cancer-related tweets on their feeds. Thanks especially to the division’s web and social media team, and to everyone who follows us.
PSB Project Officer Recognized
Cynthia (Cindy) French, MPA, of the Program Services Branch has been named CDC’s Project Officer for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017. Cindy was chosen because of “her effortless display of teamwork, dedication, and commitment to her role as Project Officer.” She is one of the CDC project officers who oversees a $214 million funding grant to monitor cancer burden and support breast and cervical cancer screening services.
Inside Knowledge Reaches Millions for Gynecologic Cancer Awareness
During September, Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, DCPC’s Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts about Gynecologic Cancer (IK) campaign launched new digital advertising content, social media, and branded articles. Because of this push, the IK web site and gynecologic cancer pages got almost 276,000 views, while campaign materials had more than 5,000 shares on social media. IK public service announcements had 240,000 views in September, and IK ads on music app Pandora reached more than 2.5 million listeners.
JAMA Cites MMWR Article Using Cancer Data
In an article in JAMA’s “News from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” column, data from the United States Cancer Statistics dataset are used to show that Hispanic children and teens are diagnosed with a type of leukemia more often than other kids. The findings were originally published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report in a paper by DCPC authors.