There are more than 500 federally recognized tribes in the United States, and more than 5 million people identifying as American Indians or Alaska Natives live on reservations and in villages, cities, and rural areas.
Programs that support the health and well-being of Native people are being developed and implemented, and there is a great need to learn more about how these programs work.
JBA’s technical assistance and evaluation work respects and expands on local strengths, including traditional knowledge, family and community connectedness, and tribal structures and leadership. We build local capacity to measure and improve program performance through tailored training and resources. We also work with tribal stakeholders to develop appropriate evaluation plans. Our community engagement approach honors local expertise, contexts, and processes.