Evaluation Resources

The Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) evaluates national, state, and locally funded activities to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and to improve health outcomes for people with diabetes.

DDT developed the following evaluation tools and resources to help state health departments, tribal organizations, public health professionals, communities, and partners in their programmatic and evaluation efforts.

Evaluation Results

Cooperative Agreement DP14-1422

From 2014 to 2018, CDC funded 17 states and 4 large cities to reduce multiple risk factors for chronic diseases. State and city health departments used a dual approach and mutually reinforcing strategies to implement environmental, health care system, and community-clinical linkage strategies to reduce health disparities and prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Cooperative Agreement DP13-1305

From 2013 to 2018, four chronic disease prevention programs (Diabetes; Heart Disease and Stroke; Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity; and School Health) worked together to strengthen state actions in the following areas:

  • Health risk behaviors
  • Environments
  • Systems associated with diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • School health

Evaluation Lessons Learned

Evaluability Assessments and Rapid Evaluations

Evaluability assessments (EAs) show how effective state and community policies and initiatives are being implemented. As a component of the Systematic Screening and Assessment Method (SSA), EAs are used as a pre-evaluation activity to determine which initiatives may work the best and can help with future evaluation, and which programs and evaluations need strengthening. Using EAs often saves money and time.

A rapid evaluation is a team-based approach that uses many methods and local participation to quickly assess programs. Rapid evaluations typically build on findings from the EA.

Guides and Toolkits

Practice-Based Guides for Rapid Evaluation

These guides can help users implement and evaluate DSMES services and National DPP lifestyle change programs designed to reach underserved populations and communities.

Evaluation Profiles

CDC-Funded Program Profiles

Profiles of DP17-1705 funded organizations highlight national organizations’ work to grow and sustain the National DPP. Profiles also describe strategies, recipient activities, success stories, and performance measure highlights.

Profiles of DP14-1422 funded organizations highlight awardees’ work to reduce risk factors for chronic diseases using a dual approach and mutually reinforcing strategies to implement environmental, health care system, and community-clinical linkage strategies. Profiles describe funds awarded, key partners, target audience, activities implemented, and program outcomes.