Online Program

Building local capacity for evidence-based intervention in violence prevention: The dating matters capacity assessment planning tool (DM-CAPT)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 5:10 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Kimberley Freire, PhD, MPH, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Monque Clinton-Sherrod, PhD, Risk Behavior and Family Research Program, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC
Mindy Herman-Stahl, PhD, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC
Elizabeth Robbins, Research Computing Division, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC
Henrietta Kuoh, MPH, Division of Violence Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, GA
Background: Successful delivery of evidence-based interventions (EBI's) often requires local organizations to develop new capacities. DM-CAPT is an innovative online system that helps organizations prepare for implementing EBIs. DM-CAPT generates automated reports and action plans from capacity assessments completed online by stakeholders, reducing technical assistance needed for data compilation and planning. Organizations, therefore, can focus resources on capacity-building and staff training. This presentation discusses DM-CAPT's theoretical and empirical foundation, practical application and advantages for agencies that address multiple violence topics. Methods: We identified key capacity areas through a literature search, key informant interviews, and an expert panel; piloted assessments with potential end-users, and conducted interviews with grantees that used DM-CAPT to prepare for implementing a teen dating violence initiative. The automated assessment report includes scores for each capacity area, highlights strengths and gaps and links to resources. Reports are used to complete an online worksheet, which generates an automated action plan. Both the report and action plan are revisited for periodic updates and reprioritization of capacity building foci. Results: We will present key capacity areas for implementing EBIs, findings from the initial DM-CAPT pilot and interview findings on how practitioners used the system to prepare for specific EBIs and its strengths and challenges Conclusion: DM-CAPT's main advantage over other capacity assessments is its ability to analyze data, generate a user-friendly report immediately following assessment completion, and serve as an ongoing, online capacity building tool for organizations. The system can be modified to include new EBIs or violence types as needed.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Explain why innovation-specific capacities are important in delivering evidence-based interventions Identify key capacity areas for organizations implementing an evidence-based intervention Describe the advantage of DM-CAPT over other assessments

Keyword(s): Violence Prevention, Community Capacity

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I led the development of the capacity assessment bring presetned and work as an evaluator within the CDC's Division of Violence Prevention
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.