News | September 11, 2020

New Products Capture Story of Rigorous Evaluations in Tribal Home Visiting

A new series of briefs sheds light on rigorous evaluations conducted by grantees of the Tribal Home Visiting Program, a federally funded initiative to support home visiting with American Indian and Alaska Native families and children.

Rigorous Evaluation in Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting: A Series of Briefs was developed by the Tribal Evaluation Institute (TEI), a longstanding JBA project for the Administration for Children and Families Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. For 10 years, TEI has provided tribal grantees with technical assistance that promotes rigorous and relevant performance measurement, data management, continuous quality improvement, evaluation, and dissemination activities.

The five-part series tells the story of grantees’ experiences designing and implementing evaluation studies in their communities. It also provides recommendations for those who oversee or are seeking to support evaluations with tribal populations.

“We hope the key takeaways in each brief offer a roadmap for federal program staff and leaders working with tribes or tribal organizations and for those managing tribally focused grant programs,” said Project Director Julie Morales.