Project

Tribal Evaluation Institute

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

The Tribal Evaluation Institute (TEI) helps grantees of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) gather and use information to improve the health and well-being of children and families.

Through TEI, JBA has provided tribal grantees with technical assistance that promotes rigorous and relevant performance measurement, data management, continuous quality improvement, evaluation, and dissemination activities since 2010. The project helps develop knowledge about home visiting as a service delivery strategy in tribal communities through reliable and responsive products that build data and evaluation capacity.

We draw on our expertise in evaluation and our work with tribal communities to create supportive and effective partnerships with each grantee. We build capacity through in-person and virtual opportunities including site visits, trainings and workshops, webinars, learning circles, communities of learning, toolkits, briefs, and collaborative conference presentations. Our approach is guided by four priorities:

  • Respect
  • Responsiveness
  • Community engagement
  • Capacity building

In 2012, the Administration for Children and Families awarded JBA the Outstanding Contractor Award for its work on TEI. Visit the TEI website at www.tribaleval.org for more information and resources.

Staff

  • Julie Morales, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate

    ​Julie Morales has nearly 25 years of experience in applied social science research, program evaluation, research design, and statistical methods. Her areas...

  • Erin Geary, Ph.D., M.S.W. Senior Research Associate

    Erin Geary has nearly 15 years of experience in program evaluation, project management, and technical assistance. His skills include designing and...

  • Erica Blue Roberts, Ph.D., M.H.S. Senior Research Associate

    Erica Blue Roberts has more than 10 years of experience in program evaluation and analysis, applied social science research, and technical assistance. She...

  • Chi Connie Park, Ph.D., M.A. Senior Research Associate

    Chi Connie Park has more than 15 years of experience in applied social science research design, program evaluation, and capacity building in the areas of child...

  • Kate Lyon, M.A. Vice President
  • Matthew Poes, M.S. Senior Research Associate
  • Melina Salvador, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate
  • Joelle Ruben, M.S.W. Senior Communications Associate
  • Grace Atukpawu-Tipton, Ph.D., M.S.W. Senior Research Associate, Equity Director

Partners

Tellenger, EDC, Michigan Public Health Institute, Face-to-Face Integrated Technologies

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