The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed a workforce training on sexual and gender minorities (SGMs).
This article describes the evaluation of the training.
Participants completed pre- and posttest surveys. After the pilot evaluation, some improvements were made to the curriculum and to the pre- and posttest questionnaires. Participants in subsequent (implementation) training were similarly asked to complete pre- and posttest questionnaires.
Main Outcome Measures:
Participants' knowledge, ally identity, and perceptions of SGMs.
Pilot and implementation training data showed increases in participant knowledge of 44% and 49%, respectively, increases in ally identity of 11% and 14%, respectively, and increases in positive perceptions of SGM of 25% and 31%, respectively.
These results suggest that the CDC Ally Training may be a useful tool for improving staff knowledge and perceptions of SGM people.