Research ReportsThe Use of the Data-to-Action Framework in the Evaluation of CDC's DELTA FOCUS ProgramArmstead, Theresa L. PhD; Kearns, Megan PhD; Rambo, Kirsten PhD; Estefan, Lianne Fuino PhD, MPH; Dills, Jenny MPH; Rivera, Moira S. PhD; El-Beshti, Rasha MSAuthor Information Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia (Drs Armstead, Kearns, Rambo, and Estefan, and Ms Dills); Research and Evaluation Division, Contracting Resources Group, Inc, San Antonio, Texas (Dr Rivera); and Research and Evaluation Division, Contracting Resources Group, Inc, Baltimore, Maryland (Ms El-Beshti). Correspondence: Theresa L. Armstead, PhD, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, MS F63, Atlanta, GA 30341 ([email protected]). DELTA FOCUS is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement CE13-1302. Current grantees include The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, The Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence, The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The Ohio Domestic Violence Network, and the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Contracting Resources Group, Inc is funded by the CDC to synthesize the DELTA FOCUS program evaluation findings (contract #200-2013-57317).The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: January/February 2018 - Volume 24 - Issue - p S51-S58 doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000677 Buy Metrics Abstract The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances, Focusing on Outcomes for Communities United with States (DELTA FOCUS) program is a 5-year cooperative agreement (2013-2018) funding 10 state domestic violence coalitions and local coordinated community response teams to engage in primary prevention of intimate partner violence. Grantees' prevention strategies were often developmental and emergent; therefore, CDC's approach to program oversight, administration, and support to grantees required a flexible approach. CDC staff adopted a Data-to-Action Framework for the DELTA FOCUS program evaluation that supported a culture of learning to meet dynamic and unexpected information needs. Briefly, a Data-to-Action Framework involves the collection and use of information in real time for program improvement. Utilizing this framework, the DELTA FOCUS data-to-action process yielded important insights into CDC's ongoing technical assistance, improved program accountability by providing useful materials, and information for internal agency leadership, and helped build a learning community among grantees. CDC and other funders, as decision makers, can promote program improvements that are data-informed by incorporating internal processes supportive of ongoing data collection and review. © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.