CDC Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

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UCLA PRC faculty has regularly participated in the CDC Special Interest Project (SIP) program. Examples of current and recent SIP projects are described below.

CORICA (COmmunity Research In CAncer)

Aims to build infrastructure to reduce cancer disparities among low-income communities of color by conducting community-based research focusing on cancer screening, obesity, tobacco, nutrition, and physical activity.

Center Member(s)Alison Herrmann, PhD, MS; Annette Maxwell, DrPH; Antronette K. Yancey, MD, MPH; Barbara Berman, PhD; Beth Glenn, PhD; Paul Simon, MD, MPH; Roshan Bastani, PhD; Weng Kee Wong, PhD; William J. McCarthy, PhD

Community Health Innovations in Prevention for Seniors (CHIPS)

This project is a CDC-funded Special Interest Project (SIP) that aims to identify evidence-based programs and promising practices in community settings that help to increase uptake of clinical preventive services (CPS) among aging populations as a primary form of prevention as well as a way to improve health equity and move toward Healthy People 2020 goals. To identify these programs, this project utilizes both thorough literature review as well as a website ( where communities and organizations are invited to submit programs that focus on increasing the use of CPS in the community that have been implemented, but have not been published in the academic literature. Once data collection is complete and evidence-based programs and promising practice identified, CHIPS will make findings available to organizations likely to implement programs, such as aging network services, health departments, community health centers, other community sites, as well as the academic community.

Center Member(s):  Steven Wallace, PhD

Improving Cancer Screening Among Breast and Colorectal Cancer Survivors and their Relatives through the LA County Cancer Surveillance Program

The primary aim of this CDC-funded Special Interest Project (SIP) is to develop and pilot test an intervention to promote cancer screening use among colorectal and breast cancer survivors and their first-degree relatives delivered through the Los Angeles County Cancer Surveillance Program (CSP).

Center Member(s)Beth Glenn, PhD

Understanding Motivators and Barriers for Changing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake in the Home Environment of Overweight Latino Youth 

This CDC-funded Special Interest Project (SIP) recruited overweight and obese Latino youth and one of their parents to learn about motivators and barriers for changing consumption patterns of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in the home environment. Participants completed qualitative interviews about their consumption of and beliefs about SSBs. 

Center Member(s): Burt Cowgill, PhD