Prevention Effectiveness Performance Requirements

Performance requirements are a core set of experiential work assignments that must be completed in order for the fellow to successfully complete the fellowship. Performance requirements are:

  • Be outcome-focused
  • Be measurable
  • Meet specified criteria
  • Demonstrate mastery of multiple competencies
  • Reflect work assignments performed by employees within sponsoring CIOs
  • Produce tangible artifacts for assessment of satisfactory completion
  • Comprise a large portion of the total completion requirements for the fellowship
  • Provide a service to the agency

PE fellows should complete the following performance requirements during the two-year fellowship:

  • Develop two manuscripts suitable for publication
  • Develop and deliver two professional presentations (one of which must be peer reviewed)
  • Develop and deliver two methods-based trainings
  • Develop one policy brief
  • Attend required didactic trainings

Develop Two Manuscripts Suitable for Publication

The fellow is required to author a scientific paper that communicates, in writing, the results and methods employed for a prevention effectiveness study that they conducted during their fellowship assignment. In order to receive credit for this performance requirement, the fellow must complete all of the following:

  • Serve as first or second author
  • Write scientific paper commiserate with their role and division of authoring responsibilities
  • Include key elements of a scientific paper (e.g., abstract, introduction, methods, results, conclusions, acknowledgements and disclaimers, references, tables/graphs/figures)
  • Submit papers into the CDC editorial clearance and scientific review process
Develop and Deliver Two Professional Presentations

The fellow is required to give a scientific presentation that orally communicates the results and methods employed for a prevention effectiveness study they conducted during their fellowship assignment. In order to receive credit for this performance requirement, the fellow must complete all of the following:

  • Include key elements of a scientific presentation (e.g., background, methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements, question/answer segment)
  • Create effective slides to support presentation
  • Facilitate a question/answer segment and provide effective responses to unplanned questions
  • Present one scientific presentation to a CDC center, division, partner group, or a grantee meeting
  • Present one scientific presentation at a national conference
Develop and Deliver Two Methods-Based Educational Sessions

A methods-based educational session is a teaching session designed to educate others on prevention effectiveness methods through didactics, case study, practical example, and discussion. In order to receive credit for this performance requirement, the fellow must complete all of the following:

  • Develop course outline for session
  • Prepare learning objectives for session
  • Prepare a facilitation strategy, paying particular attention to audience-engagement and discussion strategies
  • Facilitate two-way dialogue educational session; not a one-way presentation
  • Submit session information to PE Fellowship program for posting to calendar
Develop One Policy Brief

A policy brief is a document that outlines the rationale for choosing a particular policy alternative or course of action in a policy debate. The purpose of the policy brief is to convince the target audience of the urgency of the problem and the need to consider a set of alternatives or courses of action outlined and therefore, serve as an impetus for action. In order for the fellow to receive credit for this performance requirement, the fellow must complete all of the following:

  • Include key elements of a policy brief (e.g., problem, stakeholders, policy options/attributes, implications, recommendations, resources, and executive summary)
  • Base the policy brief on a prevention effectiveness study performed for the CDC assignment
  • Submit the policy brief to PE Fellowship and assigned Center/Division
Attend Required Didactic Trainings