202845 Evaluation of health and safety curricula for home care workers

Monday, November 9, 2009: 1:15 PM

Jennifer McGowan , School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Joseph Zanoni, PhDc, MILR , Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, Chicago, IL
Leslie A. Nickels , Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, IL
This presentation will introduce participants to a curricula evaluation tool. The tool was created to help identify and disseminate best practices in health and safety training interventions for home care workers.

The evaluation tool is a set of priorities focusing on health and safety content and methods of learning. The results matrix displays the review of curricula content. The training materials reviewed in the evaluation tool and represented in the results matrix have been developed by a variety of organizations including labor unions, universities, private companies and state agencies.

Participants will be shown the evaluation tool through the context of two different curricula, to help demonstrate the health and safety content areas the evaluation tool covers. Training materials will highlight the difference between worker and client focused curricula. Participants will be encouraged to discuss their impressions of the tool and matrix, and the between client and worker safety in training programs. Additional resource information will be provided to participants.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to explain the function of the curricula evaluation tool and the curricula content matrix. 2. Participants will be able to describe the difference between a worker focused and client focused training module 3. Participants will be able to identify materials that are useful to their organization.

Keywords: Aging, Training

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Program coordinator for the development of the matrix for training programs.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.