238478 Strategies and tools for the implementation and evaluation of an educational intervention by a major medical center and community partners to promote regional health outcomes

Monday, October 31, 2011: 11:30 AM

Aimee Vance, MSN, MPH , Community Outreach, Cleveland Clinic, Beachwood, OH
Mary Beth Zeni, ScD , Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Major medical centers are partnering with communities to achieve mutual public health goals. The Department of Community Relations and Diversity at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio is currently collaborating with community agencies throughout the northeast Ohio region to assist in the implementation and evaluation of primary and secondary educational health interventions, with special emphasis on prevention and self management of chronic diseases. About 60 percent of U.S. adults have at least one chronic condition, with increased incidence of select conditions in all age groups. The prevention and effective management of chronic diseases are cost-effective approaches to improve health status.

In an effort to improve public health outcomes, regional interventions were launched. Data captured before, during and after interventions include demographic and biometric data, tobacco use, and health care utilization. Outcomes focus on short/long term improvements in health. Data are entered into a system-wide IRB approved data registry utilizing REDCap, (Research Electronic Data Capture), and then are exported into a common statistical package for analysis. REDCap was chosen as it provides a secure, web application for data entry. It offers users an intuitive interface to enter and validate data, audit trails to monitor data manipulation and export, seamless data downloads, and a variety of other advanced features.

Data analysis can assist in understanding overall program effectiveness and changes in selected health indicators of participants that may be associated with educational interventions. Analysis includes descriptive statistics to describe demographic characteristics of participants, measures of central tendency related to health indicators of participants, average participation (or dose) of educational intervention (i.e., number of sessions attended) and other selected inferential measures. Benefits and limitations of using REDCap to organize data that may assist administrators in determining the effectiveness of public health interventions will be explored, as well as recommendations for further research and investigation.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Chronic disease management and prevention
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
1)Describe the implementation of a collaborative model by a major medical center and community partners to support regional health outcomes. 2)Explain the benefit/limitations of using REDcap in organizing health outcome data for evaluative research.

Keywords: Community Collaboration, Evaluation

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present as an abstract Author, as I was the primary investigator in the creation and implemention of the REDcap database. I am also one of the certified providers of the Chronic Disease Self Management Program. I also have the educational credentials of MSN and MPH. I work as a Community Health Educator in my position at the Cleveland Clinic.
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.