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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 the grantees with technical assistance in program evaluation, performance measurement, data systems, continuous quality improvement, and dissemination since 2010.

We draw on our expertise in evaluation and our work with tribal communities to build supportive and effective partnerships with each grantee. We build capacity through in-person and virtual opportunities including site visits, trainings and workshops, webinars, virtual learning circles, 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 web site at www.tribaleval.org for more information and resources.

Staff

  • Julie Morales, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate

    ​Julie Morales has more than 17 years of experience in applied social science research, program evaluation, research design, and statistical methods....

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

    Erin Geary has 10 years of experience in program evaluation, project management, and technical assistance. ...

  • Brandie Buckless, M.P.H. Research Associate

    ​Brandie Buckless has 7 years of experience in community-based participatory research, evaluation, and program development and implementation....

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

    Erica Blue Roberts has 8 years of experience in program evaluation and analysis, applied social science research, and technical assistance. ...

  • Kate Lyon, M.A. Vice President

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

Partners

Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado; Michigan Public Health Institute; Face-to-Face Integrated Technologies

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