Performance Improvement 2010. Protect People from Global Health Risks

01/01/2010

A CDC-funded survey conducted in South Africa sought to understand health care providers' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding sexually transmitted infections and associated HIV risk, and their capacity to integrate HIV prevention in care settings.  The survey revealed a lack of knowledge of sexually transmitted infection etiology and management and the belief that these infections can transform into HIV and other misperceptions.  The results suggested the need to enhance and develop new training curricula. (9297)

An AHRQ-funded study by the Rand Corporation examined Medical Reserve Corps unit coordinators' experience and knowledge of how to apply program evaluation methods and determine their training needs.  Researchers found that participants had limited knowledge of both evaluation techniques and use of logic models.  Although most participants were comfortable identifying task-oriented activities for programs, they had difficulty applying logic models.  Future training should include an introductory presentation on strategic planning and a basic logic model and practice developing a logic model.  Participants benefited from the conceptual training but most had made little progress applying the tools.  (9034

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