Project

Multi-Site Implementation Evaluation of Tribal Home Visiting

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

MUSE evaluates home visiting program planning and implementation among grantees of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, including supports and challenges in tribal communities.

It is the first multi-site, multi-model evaluation of home visiting in tribal communities, and its 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 program activity logs. Project activities also include the following:

  • Convening a technical workgroup
  • Training and providing ongoing technical assistance to home visiting program staff to collect study data from families receiving services
  • 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 20 years of experience in program evaluation, applied social science research, and evaluation technical assistance. Her areas of expertise...

  • 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...

  • Melina Salvador, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate

    Melina Salvador has more than 20 years of experience in critically applied public anthropology, health and mental health services research, and program...

  • Kerry Ryan, M.A. Research Associate

    Kerry Ryan has nearly 15 years of experience conducting social services evaluation research, with a focus on the implementation, dissemination, and...

  • Patrice Cachat, M.S.W. Research Associate
  • Nichole Sturmfels, M.P.H. Senior Data Manager
  • ​Yuan Wang, M.S. Senior Research Analyst
  • Kirsten Keene, M.A. Research Associate
  • Loren Masters, M.P.H. Research Analyst

Partners

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

about the project

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Status

Client

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