COMPETENCY BASED MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK FOR NUTRITION PROGRAM MANAGERS WORKING IN LOCAL WIC PROGRAMS IN THE NORTHWEST GEORGIA PUBLIC HEATH DISTRICT 1-1 COMPETENCY BASED MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK FOR NUTRITION PROGRAM MANAGERS WORKING IN LOCAL WIC PROGRAMS IN THE NORTHWEST GEORGIA PUBLIC HEATH DISTRICT 1-1 公开

Tankersley, Rhonda Rochelle (2011)

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Abstract

In Georgia, WIC is an important and central component of public health service, with
more than 300,000 Georgians receiving benefits annually across 18 health districts and 159 local
health departments. The Georgia WIC Program is ranked nationally as
the 5th largest WIC program in the nation. With mounting job demands due to increasing
performance measures and regulations, decreasing funding, required staff training and
increasing numbers of persons accessing the WIC program, a provision for training staff may be
a difficult job for public health leaders who are forced to choose management staff based on
seniority and educational credentials instead of expertise or skill in program management.
Currently there are limited training opportunities for Nutrition Program Managers in the
Georgia WIC Program. There is no training relative to clinical or program management from the
state level. Locally, there are some training opportunities; however, these trainings typically
focus on clinical aspects of WIC. The goal of this project is to improve the capacity
of nutrition program managers in Northwest Georgia Public Health to manage local WIC
programs. The purpose of the current project is to identify training and knowledge gaps in the
performance of core management functions among Nutrition Program Managers who manage
local WIC program in the Northwest Georgia Public Health District and to address these gaps
through the creation of a competency based curriculum framework.
An expert panel of reviewers evaluated the curriculum framework planned content and
methods based on adequacy and completeness of addressed competencies and objectives,
appropriateness to adult learners, adequacy of planned in class time, formal and informal
competency attainment assessment, and knowledge application and discussion opportunities.
Reviewer comments and feedback indicate that competency definitions and objectives are well
addressed, methods and content are appropriate to adult learners, in class time is adequate, and
that there is opportunity for practice of new information. Based on expert review, modifications
which will be made to the curriculum framework include additional experiences to target the
kinesthetic learner and explicit identification of competency level of activities.












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Table of Contents


Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction and Rationale .........................................................................................................

1
Public Health Core Functions .................................................................................................................. 1
WIC Staff Training .................................................................................................................................... 3
Competency Based Training ..................................................................................................................... 4
Theoretical Framework ............................................................................................................................ 6
Purpose and Goal ..................................................................................................................................... 8
Research Question .................................................................................................................................... 8
Curriculum Framework Goals and Objectives ......................................................................................... 8
Significance ............................................................................................................................................... 9
Definition of Terms ................................................................................................................................... 9
Chapter 2: Literature Review ..................................................................................................................... 11
Introduction............................................................................................................................................. 11
Georgia Public Health ............................................................................................................................ 11
Nutrition/WIC ..................................................................................................................................... 11
Nursing ................................................................................................................................................ 12
Other States ............................................................................................................................................. 13
Utility of Competency Based Training/Education .................................................................................. 14
Summary of Current Problem ................................................................................................................. 15
Chapter 3: Methodology ............................................................................................................................. 16
Introduction............................................................................................................................................. 16
Target Population and Sample ............................................................................................................... 16
Data Instruments ..................................................................................................................................... 16
Survey .................................................................................................................................................. 16
Focus Group ....................................................................................................................................... 17
Data Analysis .......................................................................................................................................... 18
Data Results - Survey ............................................................................................................................. 19
Data Results - Focus Groups ................................................................................................................. 23
Project Design ........................................................................................................................................ 26
Curriculum Framework ...................................................................................................................... 26
Limitations .............................................................................................................................................. 29
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Evaluation Plan ...................................................................................................................................... 29
Summary ................................................................................................................................................. 30
Chapter 4: Evaluation Results .................................................................................................................... 31
Chapter 5: Implications, Recommendation, Conclusion ............................................................................ 34
Public Health Implications ......................................................................................................................... 34
Future Recommended Research .................................................................................................................. 34
References ................................................................................................................................................... 36
Appendices .................................................................................................................................................. 38
APPENDIX A: Nurse Manager Survey .................................................................................................. 39
APPENDIX B: Focus Group Facilitator ................................................................................................. 40
APPENDIX C: Focus Group Questions ................................................................................................. 42
APPENDIX D: Nutrition Program Manager Management Curriculum Framework .............................. 44
APPENDIX E: Nutrition Program Manager Management Competency Based Training Curriculum
Framework Evaluation Tool ................................................................................................................... 50
APPENDIX F: Nutrition Program Manager Management Curriculum Framework Competencies and
Objectives ............................................................................................................................................... 51









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