Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research


Readiness R01.

Project Overview

This project seeks to develop a measure of organizational readiness for delivering evidence- based interventions to improve colorectal cancer screening among community health center patients.

After the measure is developed, it will be further tested in health clinics for validity and reliability and then in schools delivering a nutrition program to ensure it is applicable across settings and topics. Creating a validated measure of organizational readiness is critical to accelerate and improve implementation of evidence-based programs for cancer control.

Aim 1 : Adapt and further develop the current Readiness Monitoring Tool to assess readiness for implementing evidence-based interventions for increasing colorectal cancer screening in community health clinics.

Aim 2 : Test structural, discriminant, and criterion validity of the revised Readiness Monitoring Tool as well as reliability by assessing internal consistency, temporal stability, and inter-rater reliability.

Aim 3 : Adapt and assess the usability and validity of the Readiness Monitoring Tool in the school setting for implementing a nutrition based program.

Funding Agency: NIH, Funding Institute: NCI

Project Details

Maria E. Fernandez, PhD - Principal Investigator

Timothy Walker, PhD - Co-Investigator

Cici Bauer, PhD - Co-Investigator

Lauren Workman, PhD - Co-Investigator (Univ. of South Carolina)

Andrea Lamont, PhD - Co-Investigator (Univ. of South Carolina)

Project Staff

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CHPPR Assesses Readiness of Health Centers to Implement Colorectal Cancer Control Interventions

A collaboration between CHPPR’s Colorectal Cancer Control and Prevention (CRCCP) and Organizational Readiness projects aims to help federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) improve their colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) rates. By performing needs and readiness assessments with the FQHCs, the teams can identify factors that influence the implementation of evidence-based interventions (EBIs) that could increase CRCS rates, allowing for more effective implementation with improved results.