Tribal Evaluation Institute, 2010-2016 & 2015-2018
The Tribal Evaluation Institute (TEI) provides technical assistance, leadership, and support to promote excellence in community-based research and evaluation of Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) initiatives that serve American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and families through the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program. Example focal areas of technical assistance to grantees include: developing and implementing a rigorous evaluation of home visiting; selecting, adapting, and developing culturally appropriate data collection tools and measures; tracking and measuring benchmarks; developing and modifying existing data systems; continuous quality improvement; data protection and privacy; and ethical dissemination and translation of evaluation findings derived from research with AI/AN to external audiences.
Additionally, TEI will produce design options for a customized Management Information System (MIS) for Tribal MIECHV grantees to use for performance measurement and continuous quality improvement activities. TEI was awarded to James Bell Associates, and subcontractors Michigan Public Health Institute, University of Colorado Denver, and Face to Face Integrated Technologies.
The point of contact is Aleta Meyer and Nicole Denmark.