The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has proposed a project that would collect and analyze cost data from participants in the Community Transformation Grant program as part of an effort to predict chronic disease outcomes and their financial impacts.
CDC proposes project to analyze cost data on health interventions
In September, HHS awarded more than $103 million to 61 recipients—state, local and tribal government agencies and not-for-profit organizations—for interventions that address chronic-disease management, tobacco cessation, preventive services, healthy eating and other community wellness topics.
The CDC says it plans to focus on a subset of 30 of the 35 awardees that received implementation grants under the program. According to a notice in the Federal Register, the agency seeks to perform a cost-benefit analysis of these organizations' planned interventions, labor costs and other expenditures—a process it says will shed light on the best uses of limited resources.
“Results of this data collection and planned analyses, including improvements in CDC's analytic and modeling tools, will be used to assist (Community Transformation Grant) awardees, CDC and HHS in choosing intervention approaches for particular populations that are both beneficial to public health and cost-effective,” the CDC said in the notice.
Pending approval from the Office of Management and Budget, data collection for the five-year project is set to begin in July 2012.
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