An application of the Science Impact Framework to the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network from 2014-2018

Linda K. Ko, Sou H. Jang, Daniela B. Friedman, Karen Glanz, Jennifer Leeman, Peggy A. Hannon, Jackilen Shannon, Allison Cole, Rebecca Williams, Thuy Vu

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The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) is a strategic collaborative effort focused on accelerating the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based cancer prevention and control interventions to communities. In 2014, the CPCRN Coordinating Center began collecting information in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Science Impact Framework. The Science Impact Framework is a CDC-developed approach to trace and link CDC science to events and/or actions recognized as influential to public health, beyond peer-reviewed publications. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the impact of CPCRN activities using key indicators guided by the CDC's Science Impact Framework. We reviewed annual progress reports submitted by CPCRN centers from 2014 to 2019 to identify the impact indicators. The CPCRN activities were linked to four domains from the Science Impact Framework and its key indicators: Disseminating Science (presentations, training, general communication, and other communication reports), Creating Awareness (requests for expertise, and feedback), Catalyzing Action (grant applications, partnerships and collaborations, research & development, advocacy groups, office practice/point of care changes, and technology creating), and Effecting Change (building public health practice, creation of registries/surveillance, legal/policy changes, and change instilled). Overall, CPCRN activities demonstrate impact beyond peer-reviewed publications and thus should continue building scientific impact to ultimately influence health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number105821
JournalPreventive medicine
StatePublished - Dec 2019


  • Dissemination and implementation science
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Resources
  • Science impact framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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