Tribal Home Visiting Evaluation Institute, 2011-2015

Project Overview

The Tribal Home Visiting Evaluation Institute (TEI) contract will provide 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. The staffing of the TEI reflects an understanding and sensitivity to issues of conducting an evaluation in a tribal setting, and includes researchers who have a history of working with AI/AN communities on the evaluation of home visiting. The award was made to MDRC, James Bell Associates, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Colorado Denver.

The point of contact is Aleta Meyer.