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Supporting State-Tribal Local Implementing Agency Collaboration for Improved Data Practices

Project: Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation

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Collaboration between state and tribal governments is critical for the health and well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) presents an opportunity to support state-tribal coordination to implement evidence-based home visiting services in tribal communities. States and tribal nations are already working closely to provide home visiting services, collect necessary data, and comply with legislated requirements.

This guide provides state home visiting leadership with resources to support improved collaboration with tribal local implementing agencies that provide home visiting services. The guide describes and links to briefs, articles, curricula, websites, and other materials across topics relevant to supporting state-tribal collaboration within MIECHV:

  • Supporting child and family health and well-being in tribal communities
  • Tribal-state relations: legal and historical considerations
  • Research and data collection in tribal communities

The topics provide a primer on the historical and current context of state-tribal collaboration with a focus on data practices.