Jim P. Stimpson, Kathleen Brandert, Brandon Grimm, and Fernando A. Wilson
An academic and practice partnership was formed to create and implement a competency-based training program for local health departments in health policy. We evaluated if the training program improved the policy knowledge and competency of participants.
Participants exhibited significant increases for self-assessed policy competency, including substantial improvements in “Critique the feasibility and expected outcomes of potential policy options”, “Identify and assess the strengths and motivations of key stakeholders and potential resistors”, and “Recommend a specific policy change”.
The policy competency instrument developed in this report could be used to measure policy knowledge and competency in future training implementations.
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