This compilation describes the evaluation studies developed by the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program grantees.
Each grantee was required to develop an evaluation that was driven by community questions and met established criteria for rigor. The process optimized the likelihood that findings would be meaningful to the program and the local community and would contribute to the knowledge base about successful implementation of high-quality evidence-based home visiting services in American Indian and Alaska Native populations. This document presents profiles of the innovative evaluation plans grantees developed to assess the locally relevant outcomes of their home visiting programs.
The profiles are designed for evaluators, program implementers, and federal staff who are looking to assess program impact in complex community contexts and may be most useful for individuals thinking about evaluating tribal home visiting and/or early education initiatives. The profiles describe the programs funded through the Tribal Home Visiting Program and highlight the creative approaches grantees developed to rigorously evaluate these programs. They can be used as resources for the development and implementation of future evaluations in tribal communities, as well as to inform evaluation-related policies and grant requirements for tribal funding recipients.
The Tribal Evaluation Institute developed profiles based on grantees’ submitted evaluation plans. Each profile presents a description of the program, a summary of the evaluation plan, and information about the evaluation team. The profiles identify the home visiting models implemented, adaptations or supplements, evaluation questions, evaluation designs and outcomes of interest, type of data collected and methods used, analysis plans, information about advisory boards, and contact information. Grantees reviewed, provided feedback, and approved their profiles and received local approval for dissemination. These local approval processes may have included review and approval by entities such as a tribal board, tribal council, and/or community advisory group.