Use of Mini-Grant to Disseminate Evidence-Based Interventions for Cancer Prevention and Control. Academic Article uri icon


  • Mini-grants are an increasingly common tool for engaging communities in evidence-based interventions for promoting public health. This article describes efforts by 4 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Cancer Institute-funded Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network centers to design and implement mini-grant programs to disseminate evidence-based interventions for cancer prevention and control. This article also describes source of evidence-based interventions, funding levels, selection criteria, time frame, number and size of grants, types of organizations funded, selected accomplishments, training and technical assistance, and evaluation topics/methods. Grant size ranged from $1000 to $10 000 (median = $6250). This mini-grant opportunity was characterized by its emphasis on training and technical assistance for evidence-based programming and dissemination of interventions from National Cancer Institute's Research-Tested Intervention Programs and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Guide to Community Preventive Services. All projects had an evaluation component, although they varied in scope. Mini-grant processes described can serve as a model for organizations such as state health departments working to bridge the gap between research and practice.

published proceedings

  • J Public Health Manag Pract

altmetric score

  • 3.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Kegler, M. C., Carvalho, M. L., Ory, M., Kellstedt, D., Friedman, D. B., McCracken, J. L., Dawson, G., & Fernandez, M.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Kegler, Michelle C||Carvalho, Michelle L||Ory, Marcia||Kellstedt, Deb||Friedman, Daniela B||McCracken, James Lyndon||Dawson, Glenna||Fernandez, Maria

publication date

  • September 2015