Online Program

Prevention with Persons Living with HIV (PwP) Trainings: Satisfaction, Implementation, and the Things that Lay Between

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sherese Bleechington-Garrett, DrPH, MPH, CHES, SciMetrika, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Shawn Hirsch, MPH, SciMetrika, LLC, Durham, NC
Rachel E. Kramer, MPH, SciMetrika, LLC, Durham, NC
Miriam Phields, PhD, Capacity Building Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Issue: Prevention programs for people living with HIV are cost-effective approaches to reducing the annual incidence rate of HIV. Satisfaction and implementation data were collected from the HIV workforce trained to offer these programs in order to identify areas of strengths and potential improvement.

Description: The CDC, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Capacity Building Branch (CBB) provides capacity-building assistance (CBA) services to strengthen organizations’ ability to conduct high-impact HIV prevention (HIP) interventions aimed at HIV prevention with persons living with HIV (PwP). The CBB is currently evaluating the CBA Program, integrating constructs of the Kirkpatrick Model of Training Evaluation and continuous quality improvement to create an iterative evaluation process.

Lessons Learned: CBA recipients have reported high satisfaction with PwP trainings and strong motivation to implement PwP interventions.  However, the evaluation team identified implementation rates as an area of potential improvement. The data revealed specific barriers related to implementation, and a literature review suggested organizational capacity could be an important facilitator of knowledge transfer and application missing from the evaluation.

Recommendations: CBB is actively working to address barriers and facilitators related to program implementation. The broadening of evaluation measures (e.g., to measure organizational capacity and attitudes) and development of trainer forums (i.e. to discuss successes and challenges are moves forward.  Such continuous improvement in monitoring and evaluation supports the achievement of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy goals, and aligns with the Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States, 2014.

Learning Areas:

Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice

Learning Objectives:
Describe and evaluate capacity building assistance services provided by the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Capacity Building Branch, to organizations that implement PwP interventions.

Keyword(s): Evidence-Based Practice, Evaluation

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I serve as the Project Manager and Evaluation Lead for the Program Evaluation Services for the Monitoring and Quality Control of the Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Program, and oversee tasks and activities conducted to evaluate satisfaction and capacity building outcomes with respect to CBA program stakeholders (CBA recipients, CDC Project Officers, and CBB Program Consultants).
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.

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