With funding from CDC, NNPHI is working with the DTSTDP, CDC’s Program Development and Quality Improvement Branch (PDQIB), and the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RMPHTC) to implement The Evaluation and Program Improvement Capacity Project. This project supports health departments’ STD programs in their efforts to make strategic decisions, plan and using scientific methods to inform and assess program improvement efforts, make use of findings and seeking leadership support. STD managers from 25 health departments engaged in individualized coaching, virtual peer learning, and a prior in-person learning exchange held earlier this year in Atlanta.
“The coaching program was a success with growth across all key indicators,” said Jennifer Edwards, PhD, principal research scientist on NNPHI’s Evidence-to-Action (E2A) team. Core coaching evaluation priorities include knowledge and skills in change management, planning and assessment, and quality improvement