EPPEC has assigned a Site Liaison to each demonstration site. The Liaisons provide individualized consultations and skill-building on the topics above. Technical assistance is provided as sites identify their TA and training needs related to the implementation of the demonstration project. In addition to site-initiated requests for TA, Site Liaisons have regular and ongoing contact with the sites through regularly scheduled conference calls, email, and telephone.
Training and Support
Early in the first year of the study, EPPEC hosted a hands-on training at UCSF for all site data managers. This training covered all the procedures needed to productively follow data entry, transmission, tracking, and cleaning procedures. In addition to the training, data management staff received training materials to bring back to their respective clinic sites for other staff to review.
EPPEC also holds affinity group conference calls with the 15 demonstration sites to address specific study-related issues such as recruitment, data management, project management, and intervention delivery.
EPPEC also provides technical assistance to sites during semi-annual Grantee Meetings during which information is exchanged regarding study design, intervention and evaluation, educational presentations are provided, and project procedures and administrative issues are addressed.
EPPEC has established procedures for routine evaluation of the technical assistance services provided to grantees. Response time and appropriateness and effectiveness of technical assistance are measured.
Last modified: February 24, 2011