Project

Multisite Implementation Evaluation of Tribal Home Visiting

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Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families

This project gathers information on how home visiting programs are planned and implemented by grantees of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV), including supports and challenges.

It is the first multisite, multimodel evaluation of home visiting in tribal communities.

The project’s community-engaged approach features extensive stakeholder input. The mixed-methods design incorporates existing administrative program data and new data collected through qualitative interviews, surveys, and logs. Project activities also include the following:

  • Convening a technical workgroup
  • Obtaining approval from participating tribal entities and institutional review boards
  • Sharing findings with Tribal MIECHV programs, policy makers, and tribal communities

Staff

  • Kate Lyon, M.A. Vice President

    Kate Lyon has 12 years of experience in program evaluation, applied social science research, and evaluation technical assistance. Her content expertise...

  • Tess Abrahamson-Richards, M.P.H. Research Associate

    Tess Abrahamson-Richards has more than 7 years of experience in early childhood education and public health and public health. A member of the Spokane...

  • Melina Salvador, M.A. Research Associate

    Melina Salvador has more than 12 years of experience planning, implementing, and evaluating mental health, substance abuse, and early childhood programs. She...

  • Melanie Estarziau, M.P.H. Senior Research Associate

    Melanie Estarziau has more than 14 years of experience in applied social, public health, and health services research, primarily in the areas of home visiting...

  • Julie Morales, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate

    ​Julie Morales has more than 21 years of experience in applied social science research, program evaluation, research design, and statistical methods. Her areas...

  • Matthew Poes, M.S. Senior Research Associate

    Matthew Poes has 12 years of experience in research design and child development interventions with an emphasis on home visiting, education, and early...

  • Alexandra Joraanstad, M.S. Research Associate

    Alexandra Joraanstad has 7 years of experience conducting social services evaluation research, with a focus on programs serving parents and children from...

Partners

Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado

about the project

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Capabilities

Status

Client

Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families