Center for Indigenous Research Collaborations and Learning for Home Visiting
This project seeks to build the evidence base on home visiting in Indigenous communities. The project team will work with programs that serve Indigenous children and families to financially support research entities pursuing innovative research and evaluation, and to pursue cross-site research and evaluation on shared priority topics. Topics may relate to areas such as workforce development and support, cultural enhancements and activities, and healing and resilience among families and communities.
JBA will administer the project in partnership with the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus We will—
- Convene an expert circle of practitioners and researchers in home visiting and tribal human services
- Recommend study designs, methodologies, and principles to use within the project and in future research and evaluation in Indigenous home visiting settings
- Propose a plan for selecting research-practice partnerships that engage in evaluations of shared interest
- Promote the funded partnership opportunities with prospective research entities and programs
- Engage programs in identifying priority topics for the cross-site study to be conducted by JBA
- Scan relevant literature on cross-site topics
- Report on experiences initiating and sustaining research-practice collaborations
CIRCLE-HV is one of several federally supported projects contributing to the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program learning agenda. JBA also leads the Tribal Evaluation Institute and the Multi-Site Implementation Evaluation of Tribal Home Visiting.
Erin Geary, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Senior Research Associate
Erin Geary has 15 years of experience in program evaluation, project management, and technical assistance. His skills include designing and...
Tess Abrahamson-Richards, M.P.H.
Senior Research Associate
Tess Abrahamson-Richards has more than 10 years of experience in early childhood education and public health. A member of the Spokane Tribe in...
Natalie Moyer, M.S.W.
Natalie Moyer spent 4 years working in early childhood education before transitioning to a career in macro-level social work. She currently works as a research...
Lynn Mad Plume, M.P.H.
Lynn Mad Plume has more than 5 years of experience in health education and community engagement within diverse populations. She is Niitsitapi, residing on the...
- Kate Lyon, M.A. Vice President
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus