Evaluating Quality Improvement Training Programs

This grant supports a research team from the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and the University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service to conduct an evaluation on the effectiveness of quality improvement trainings that have been/are being delivered by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to local health agencies across the United States. Three types of training modalities will be examined: Web casts, face-to-face workshops, and demonstration site trainings. The researchers will use several methodologies, including surveys, interviews, and case studies in the investigation. While surveys will be targeted to all NACCHO training participants, interviews will be focused on six health agencies, and case studies will be conducted in six to eight additional agencies. Research questions include: (1) whether, how, and why specific NACCHO trainings are effective; (2) which of the training modalities is most effective at training participants to conduct quality improvement projects; (3) whether these trainings advance organizational QI culture; and (4) what training elements are essential for an effective training program

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $374,864.00

Awarded on: 12/12/2008

Time frame: 1/1/2009 - 6/30/2012

Grant Number: 65498


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

103 South Building
Campus Box 9100
Chapel Hill, 27599-9100


Mary V. Davis
Project Director