Report 2014-113 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2014-113: California Department of Public Health: Even With a Recent Increase in Federal Funding, Its Efforts to Prevent Diabetes Are Focused on a Limited Number of Counties (Release Date: January 2015)

Recommendation #3 To: Public Health, Department of

To ensure that staff responsible for diabetes prevention have adequate knowledge and skills, Public Health should ensure that it follows its recently developed process to track training related to diabetes prevention for all employees participating in this effort.

6-Month Agency Response

Since the 60-day response, staff, including managers, send diabetes (and related) training announcements to the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator (Coordinator). The Coordinator prints out the announcement and adds it to the training binder under the Current Trainings tab. Following the training, staff complete the attendance sheet and place it in the Coordinator's Diabetes Training Inbox. The attendance sheet and the training announcement is filed under the tab Attended Trainings. Approximately, twice a month, the Diabetes Tracking Log is updated, which lists all of the trainings attended by staff.

The Coordinator sends out a weekly reminder to diabetes-funded staff to ensure that they attend trainings and fill out the Attendance Sheet for tracking purposes. Included in the reminder is the attendance sheet and the procedures for tracking training attendance. At the end of each week, the Program Manager and Coordinator review the training opportunities and attendance to ensure that staff are attending trainings and review which trainings to promote for the upcoming week.

  • Completion Date: August 2015
  • Response Date: September 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

60-Day Agency Response

The Diabetes program established a training tracking system in January 2015 and is monitoring on-going staff training. In addition, a process is in place where new staff will be oriented and trained with regard to the training tracking system. The Diabetes program will continue to monitor staff trainings to demonstrate a sustained use of this new process and will update the program's progress in future updates.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 1, 2015
  • Response Date: April 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented

All Recommendations in 2014-113

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.