Principles to Guide Research with Tribal Communities: The Tribal HPOG 2.0 Evaluation in Action

November 3, 2017
Topics:
Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
Projects:
Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (Tribal HPOG 2.0 Evaluation), 2015-2021 | Learn more about this project
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Reports
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Introduction

This practice brief summarizes how the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation team applied the findings from their literature review and the values of the Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities to inform the Tribal HPOG 2.0 evaluation approach.

Purpose

This brief disseminates important lessons learned and findings from the Evaluation of the Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program.

The Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program supports demonstration projects that provide TANF recipients and other low-income individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the healthcare field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand.

Key Findings and Highlights

  • The results of the literature review provide important context related to research oversight and approvals and strategies and approaches used when conducting research in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
  • The tribal evaluation team applied the seven values of the Roadmap to the Tribal HPOG 2.0 evaluation design and is committed to putting these values into practice to forge and sustain a respectful partnership with the AI/AN communities participating in the evaluation.
  • Researchers, program administrators, federal staff, and grantee staff can apply literature-informed strategies described in this brief to evaluations that include AI/AN communities, bringing the seven values of the Roadmap into practice.

Methods

The tribal evaluation team conducted a review of the literature to assess what is known about conducting research and evaluation in AI/AN communities generally and to provide information about implementation and evaluation of other programs in AI/AN communities that are similar to HPOG. Key findings from the literature review, Informing the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Evaluation Design: A Brief Review of the Literature, are summarized in this brief. To inform the evaluation design, the tribal evaluation team reviewed the Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities, a resource created by the Children’s Bureau’s Child Welfare Research and Evaluation Tribal Workgroup, and summarized how the seven core values for conducting research in tribal communities are applied to the Tribal HPOG 2.0 evaluation.

Citation

Meit, Michael, et al. (2017). Principles to Guide Research with Tribal Communities: The Tribal HPOG 2.0 Evaluation in Action. OPRE Report #2017-61, Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Glossary

AI/AN
American Indian/Alaska Native
HPOG
Health Profession Opportunity Grants
Last Reviewed: January 3, 2018