Six months on the job after taking a four day course for the Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) program volunteers in how to enhance the management and accountability of polio eradication efforts, an adoption evaluation was conducted to determine if goals written during class were completed, to assess trainee progress, and to identify which methods and tools were integrated into work behavior. The evaluation also sought to improve STOP management training by identifying additional courses and/or tools needed by STOPers.
Process Improvement Sessions were reported to be the most useful training sessions for helping STOPers perform their duties. This correlated with the findings of the intention evaluation. STOPers used the training sessions and tools they learned to make several improvements to polio eradication activities, achieve or make significant progress towards their goal(s), and share with local/state staff and others during their assignment. STOPers reported that post-training performance support was beneficial for completing their responsibilities and encouraging them in a quite challenging environment.
Report Title: Stop Transmission of Polio 41 Management Training: An Adoption Evaluation
Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Contact: Thomas Chapel, 404-639-2116
Performer: CDC Intramural
Record ID: 10199 (September 5, 2013)