NNPHI Evidence to Action Team Leads Evaluation of CDC STD Management Coaching Project

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.

Through applied research, strategic planning, and data analysis, NNPHI’s E2A team can provide your organization with thorough research and actionable recommendations to support your work.

Mobilizing more than 40-member public health institutes with over $1.5 billion in annual funding – as well as ten university-based regional training centers, and 40 affiliates – NNPHI leverages more than 8,000 subject-matter experts with organizational partners across the nation to improve the public’s health.

Learn more about this program evaluation in the NNPHI Resource Library.

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