Although the CPHP program was initiated in 2004, CDC created and began conducting electronic progress reporting in year two of the program, FY 2005. CPHPs reported data on their activities to CDC via a standardized Microsoft® Word-based format. Data were then uploaded into a Web-based, internal CDC system. CPHP activity data presented in this article were summarized and obtained from this database, which allowed CDC CPHP program staff to electronically view, update, and add activity information such as descriptions, partner and audience needs, evaluation information, and overall progress. These functions enhanced CDC's ability to manage external program activities and to provide the leadership at CDC, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and other agencies detailed information regarding the activities, progress, and accomplishments of the program. This database was enhanced in the sixth year of the program, FY 2009, to allow CPHP awardees to input progress report data directly online, ideally to streamline program reporting and improve the quality of data. As a result of continuous enhancements to the database, over the course of the CPHP program, CDC had the ability to better identify the breadth of target audiences, topic areas, classifications of activities, states and territories served by various activities, and more. For example, the target audience categories for which data were collected from the CPHPs in the initial year of the database (2005), or program year two of the CPHP Cooperative Agreement, were substantively changed by 2009 ( and ). By increasing the variety of data elements collected through online progress reporting from 2005 through 2009, CDC obtained a higher level of detail, showing more unique target audience types.
Centers for Public Health Preparedness activities per target audience category, fiscal year 2005a,b
Centers for Public Health Preparedness activities per target audience category, fiscal year 2009a
Since FY 2005, the CPHPs have conducted 1,615 education and training activities, 427 partner-requested activities, and 649 supportive activities (). All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several additional U.S. territories were served in some capacity (with at least one activity) through the 27 CPHPs. As of the final year of the Cooperative Agreement, the CPHP program had successfully achieved the initiation of 2,691 program activities that reached nearly 1,380,000 learners nationwide ().
Comparison of Centers for Public Health Preparedness activity categories (Total activities per year, program years two through six)a
Centers for Public Health Preparedness activity reach (program years two through six)a