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Reported Uptake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Controlling High Blood Pressure and Controlling High Cholesterol Indicators among State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs

Weir, Aaron Joseph (2011) Reported Uptake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Controlling High Blood Pressure and Controlling High Cholesterol Indicators among State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Objectives/Research Questions: This descriptive research describes the reported uptake of CDC Controlling High Blood Pressure and Controlling High Cholesterol Indicators among funded state programs for heart disease and stroke prevention. The Indicators serve as evidence-based performance measures which aim to streamline the implementation and evaluation of the National Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program.Methods: Participants included 42 state health departments funded by the CDC for heart disease and stroke prevention initiatives. Fourteen states were funded as Basic Implementation programs (to implement and evaluate interventions) and 28 states were funded as Capacity Building programs (to enhance capacity for implementing interventions). Documentation of Indicator uptake was extracted from the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 Work Plans for all funded programs. Results: In general, all programs reported increased uptake of Indicators over time. On average, from 2009 to 2011, Basic Implementation programs reported more Indicators per Work Plan compared with Capacity Building programs. Conclusions: While this study provides documentation of the uptake of Indicators in Work Plans, a subsequent analysis should research if the appropriate use of Indicators as a performance measure improves documentation of the actual reach and impact for heart disease and stroke interventions.Implications for Public Health:Contributions to the public health field include: (a) providing guidance to state programs, (b) visualizing the trends and patterns in the reported use of Indicators for Controlling High Blood Pressure and Controlling High Cholesterol among state programs, (c) encouraging accountability, and (d) sharing the strengths and/or areas for improvement with state programs to foster better programming and enhance Communities of Practice.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Weir, Aaron Josephajw3663@gmail.com
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairNolan, Bethnolanbeth@gmail.com
Committee MemberBayles, Constancebaylesc@edc.pitt.eduCBAYLES
Committee MemberAlbert, Stevensmalbert@pitt.eduSMALBERT
Date: 29 June 2011
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 7 April 2011
Approval Date: 29 June 2011
Submission Date: 7 April 2011
Access Restriction: 5 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 5 years.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: CDC; centers for disease control and prevention; chronic disease; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; heart disease; stroke
Other ID: http://etd.library.pitt.edu/ETD/available/etd-04072011-152905/, etd-04072011-152905
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:35
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:38
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/6880

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