SIP 17-001 Community-based Short and Longer Term Evaluation of the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP)

US adults living with chronic pain have a limited choice of affordable, evidence-based, pain self-management programs in their community. Study results will be used to assess whether CPSMP is a promising practice for chronic pain self-management and whether there is sufficient evidence for development of public health infrastructure to support wide-scale dissemination of CPSMP.

SIP 17-002 Evaluation of the Effectiveness of School-based Health Services Interventions on Student Outcomes

This proposed evaluation will help identify the barriers, facilitators to implementation of school health services policies, protocols, and practices; identify staffing and training needs of school health services’ staff within a large school district; and identify strategies that can be used to create and foster external partnerships as well as referral networks for students. The intended long term impact of this evaluation can contribute to understanding best practices in improving health status, providing clinical linkages to care and improving academic performance for students with chronic health conditions through school-based health services.

SIP 17-003 Formative Study of Patient Navigators with the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) and the Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP)

Patient navigation has been shown to increase cancer screening completion, including for breast, cervical, and colorectal (CRC) cancers. Patient navigation can help to increase cancer screening among disparate populations so that breast, cervical, and CRC will be either avoided completely or detected early, leading to better health outcomes. This project will provide critical information about the current delivery of this evidence-based intervention in CDC’s NBCCEDP and CRCCP programs.

SIP 17-004 Assessing the Lifetime Economic Burden in Younger, Midlife, and Older Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Economic costs identified from this project will address the knowledge base for breast cancer in women in different life stages; inform public health decisions on strategies to reduce the impact of mBC on patient’s well-being; inform health care system and society about how economic factors influence the welfare of mBC patients; and provide data to inform development of effective interventions. In addition, the outcomes from this project could be used to generate new economic knowledge that will promote the optimal design of cancer control strategies to improve the quality of a woman’s life if her breast cancer progresses to a metastatic stage.

SIP 17-005 Understanding Provision of Confidential Sexual Health Services to Adolescents

Understanding provider, parent, and adolescent perspectives on provision of confidential SHS will yield a comprehensive assessment that can inform intervention to enhance confidentiality and adolescents’ receipt of SHS. Increasing receipt of preventive services, including behavioral counseling, can reduce risk behavior and improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes.

SIP 17-006 Communicating With Youth to Prevent HIV, Other STIs, and Pregnancy: Identifying Key Messages, Messengers, and Communication Channels

Understanding the communication messages, messengers, and channels that can be used to encourage key protective behaviors for reducing pregnancy and the transmission of HIV and other STIs among youth will allow public health professionals to better provide critical information to youth in order to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes.