Presentation Title

Process Evaluation of the Implementation of IMPACT: CDC's Public Health Management Program in Bangladesh and Kenya

Faculty Mentor

Tara Brown

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

Location

185

Session

poster 3

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

health_nutrition_clinical_science

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to evaluate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) program, Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT). IMPACT is a fellowship program that works closely with partner countries to build a workforce of public health professionals prepared to translate science into action. Graduates of the program solve critical public health challenges and serve as public health leaders in their countries and beyond. Data from the CDC IMPACT training program was examined from the program’s pilot cohort: launched 2015 in Bangladesh and 2016 in Kenya. This qualitative, non-experimental evaluation was done through document review and interviews with IMPACT staff, CDC leadership, and other CDC partners. These interviews provided a deeper understanding of the strengths and challenges of implementation within IMPACT in Bangladesh and Kenya. Interviews conducted also provided insight to recommendations and improvements that could be made to improve the program for future cohorts. The results of the evaluation determined whether IMPACT was implemented as intended in the implementation guide. The findings discuss how variations from the implementation guide in the actual process affect achieving the program’s goals. An examination was conducted to reveal how organizational support and resources affected implementation of the IMPACT program.

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Process Evaluation of the Implementation of IMPACT: CDC's Public Health Management Program in Bangladesh and Kenya

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The purpose of this project was to evaluate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) program, Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT). IMPACT is a fellowship program that works closely with partner countries to build a workforce of public health professionals prepared to translate science into action. Graduates of the program solve critical public health challenges and serve as public health leaders in their countries and beyond. Data from the CDC IMPACT training program was examined from the program’s pilot cohort: launched 2015 in Bangladesh and 2016 in Kenya. This qualitative, non-experimental evaluation was done through document review and interviews with IMPACT staff, CDC leadership, and other CDC partners. These interviews provided a deeper understanding of the strengths and challenges of implementation within IMPACT in Bangladesh and Kenya. Interviews conducted also provided insight to recommendations and improvements that could be made to improve the program for future cohorts. The results of the evaluation determined whether IMPACT was implemented as intended in the implementation guide. The findings discuss how variations from the implementation guide in the actual process affect achieving the program’s goals. An examination was conducted to reveal how organizational support and resources affected implementation of the IMPACT program.