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An Assessment of Viral Hepatitis Services and Training Needs in DHHS Regions V and VII. John R. Pfister 1, 2 , Barbara Cole 1 , Karen Sherman 1 1 Health Care Education and Training, Inc. (HCET), Indianapolis, IN. 2 State Laboratory of Hygiene, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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An Assessment of Viral Hepatitis Services and Training Needs in DHHS Regions V and VII John R. Pfister1, 2, Barbara Cole1, Karen Sherman1 1 Health Care Education and Training, Inc. (HCET), Indianapolis, IN. 2 State Laboratory of Hygiene, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hepatitis Coordinator Conference Richmond, VA, July 30, 2001
HCET’s Viral Hepatitis Training Project • Cooperative agreement with CDC • Clinicians, Health Educators and Counselors • Family Planning Clinics, STD Clinics, Community Health Centers, Local Health Departments • Region V: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin • Region VII: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Hepatitis Training Needs Assessment • Secondary Data • Demographics • Hepatitis Risk • Hepatitis Incidence and Prevalence • Primary Data • Questionnaire • On-site observation and interviews • Comprehensive Training Plan
Hepatitis Training Needs Assessment Questionnaire • Blast mailing to all identified family planning agencies, STD clinics and community health centers in 10 state area (n=935) • Addressees encouraged to further distribute questionnaire to others • Questionnaires returned by 331 respondents
Needs Assessment Questionnaire • Hepatitis Services Currently Provided • Employee Knowledge or Skill Level • Employee Comfort Level • Perceived Training Needs • Barriers to Integration • In-Service and Workshop Attendance/Barriers • Current Information Sources • Accessibility of Training Resources • Preferred Training Modalities
Statistical Analysis • Responses were tabulated and summarized through descriptive statistical analysis. • Data were stratified by state, city size, agency type, and employee role. • Statistically significantly differences (p<0.1) in responses were identified through contingency table analysis.
Population • 63 million people live in Regions V and VII (22.4% of U.S. Population) • 46 million (73%) live in the 70 largest cities (population >100,000) • 29 million (46%) livein the 11 largest cities (population > 1 million)
Workshop Attendance (Past Two Years)
Next Steps • Questionnaire Data • On-site Observations and Interviews • Comprehensive Training Plan • Share Information