Online Program

Kirkpatrick model of evaluation to assess public health workforce preparedness training

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 4:50 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Geraldine Aglipay, BS, Ilinois Preparedness and Education Resource Learning Center, MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice, UIC, Chicago, IL
Karen E. Peters, DrPH, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
In January 2012, the Illinois Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center at UIC, School of Public Health launched a training program called the Mini-Grants for Emergency Preparedness to support preparedness and emergency response-related activities by local health departments and primary health care clinics, among others. Based on the training content and stakeholders, IPERLC selected four grantee health departments to conduct intermediate and long-term evaluation beyond satisfaction surveys, in order to gauge the efficacy of comprehensive individual training not only upon the health department staff who participated in the training, but also on their partners for emergency preparedness (such as fire department and long-term care facilities). Since there is little in the literature about the intermediate and long-term/organizational impact of public health training upon the agency capacity to respond to emergencies following trainings, IPERLC will conduct organizational impact assessments of these trainings through Level 4 designed evaluations.

These preparedness training activities took place between March, 2012 through August, 2012.IPERLC has started to conduct six- and 12-month post-training evaluation and data analysis for a Kirkpatrick Level 3 evaluation on two health departments mini-grantees: Clinton County Health Department (HD), in rural Illinois and Skokie HD in suburban Cook County, Illinois. Also, a Level 4 evaluation will be conducted not only for Clinton and Skokie, but also for mini-grantees Fayette County HD and Winnebago County HD. IPERLC will complete the evaluation and develop a report by September 1, 2013. This presentation will describe the methods of surveying participants and health departments.

Learning Areas:

Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Discuss how the Kirkpatrick model of evaluation has been adapted for the CDC-funded Illinois Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center training. List at least two types of training evaluations being performed for the IPERLC Mini-Grant Training Projects for local health departments.

Keyword(s): Training, Health Departments

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I served as the evaluator on this project and served as a Co-Investigator on this grant. Among my scientific interests has been the utilization of the Kirkpatrick model for evaluation of training.
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.