Scientifically and Culturally Rigorous Evaluation

TEI builds the capacity of Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees to evaluate their programs in ways that are both scientifically and culturally rigorous.

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Evaluating Tribal Home Visiting Using Single Case Design

Single case design (SCD) is a scientifically rigorous research method used to measure the impact of an independent variable (or intervention) on single “cases” of study.

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Using PICO To Build an Evaluation Question

PICO is a framework that can help evaluators and programs develop a concise but rigorous evaluation question. A PICO question can tell you in just a few words what you aim to learn from an evaluation.

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TEI Data Collection Toolkit

The Data Collection Toolkit was developed to support data collection with AIAN families in their homes. Guided by years of work providing technical assistance to Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees, the toolkit addresses common grantee needs and challenges. Although it was designed for grantees—including program managers, evaluators, home visitors, and other staff—it also may be useful for early childhood programs and others who serve AIAN communities.

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Tribal Home Visiting Dissemination Toolkit

The Tribal Home Visiting Dissemination Toolkit is a set of tools designed to support Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees in disseminating information about their programs. The toolkit also provides grantees with style guides and talking points to facilitate effective communication when conversing with different target audiences.

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Index of Conferences

Developed for Tribal Home Visiting Program staff and evaluators, this is a comprehensive, user-friendly list of conferences relevant to home visiting and tribal programs.

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Presenting at a Conference

This brief demonstrates the value of presenting at conferences and explains how to do it successfully. It was developed to support Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees, but it also may be useful for other professionals in home visiting and other health and human services fields.

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Demystifying Peer Review

Peer review is a process for ensuring that the research published in journals is of high quality. This brief describes the benefits and process of peer review. It also explains how to write an article for a peer-reviewed journal.

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Evaluation in Practice: Developing an Evaluation Plan With Scientific and Cultural Rigor

Native American Professional Parent Resources, Inc. (NAPPR) staff reflect on how they developed a culturally rigorous evaluation plan.

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Tribal Home Visiting Program Report to Congress

The Tribal Home Visiting Program submitted its first report to Congress in February 2016. The report outlines the program’s approach, implementation, and findings since its initial funding in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act. We have the full report, executive summary, and a fact sheet available for download.

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Building CQI Capacity To Improve Tribal Home Visiting

James Bell Associates has partnered with the Michigan Public Health Institute and Zero to Three to support and provide expertise to Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees on CQI. Grantees attend a 3-day intensive regional workshop for a hands-on introduction to CQI and the PDSA approach. Grantee teams begin a CQI project.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Beginning CQI

We answer questions covering topics such as starting CQI, getting program buy-in, fiting CQI into a busy schedule, and making adjustments when CQI results don't meet your expectations.

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Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)

Plan-Do-Study-Act is an iterative, four-stage problem-solving model used for improving a process or carrying out change. This article contains a diagram of the four steps in the model along with details about each phase of the process.

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Our Capacity-Building Approach

A diagram details TEI's capacity-building approach showing the relationship between TEI's technical assistance specialists and their tribal grantees.

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Performance Measurement in the Tribal Home Visiting Program

Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees use performance measurement data to understand how well programs are meeting their families’ needs, track improvement over time, and communicate successes.

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Building Performance Measurement Capacity in Tribal Communities

Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees and communities are building a key evaluation capacity: performance measurement. Here are some of the benefits grantees have reported as a result of the performance measurement planning process.

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Engaging Communities in the Development of Performance Measurement Plans

Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees engage their communities in the development of performance measures that provide useful data for program management, continuous quality improvement, and ongoing assessment of family needs.

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What Is Continuous Quality Improvement?

A video presentation defines continuous quality improvement, describes what it can do for you, explains the difference between quality assurance and quality improvement, shares guiding principles and questions, and introduces the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle.

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Summary of Performance Measurement Plans

TEI works with Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees to help them develop plans to measure the performance of their programs. This document summarizes 25 grantee plans to measure improvements in 6 benchmark areas.

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Program Pitch Template

A document to help your team pitch your program that defines what a program pitch is, why you need one, how you can develop one and when to use it. The document includes a checklist to help you make sure your pitch addresses all key components and a template.

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Digital Story Creation

A document that introduces digital storytelling as a compelling and emotionally engaging way to share program successes. The document includes a checklist for preparing to create a digital story, descriptions of major components and considerations and links to examples and references for inspiration.

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Engaging Media

A document to support your team in developing and executing an effective strategy for engaging media. The document includes multiple checklists to guide you through various aspects of media engagement including developing your message, writing an op-ed piece, and putting together a press kit.

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Social Media Guide

The social media guide is a comprehensive introduction to using social media for program dissemination. In a step-by-step approach, this document guides you through identifying your priority audiences, highlights special consideration and provides an overview of the major social media platforms.

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Using Dissemination To Reach Families and Professionals in Your Community

This document can support your program recruitment efforts by providing a strategy for thinking about how to share information about your program with providers and families throughout your community.

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Building Capacity to Conduct Scientifically and Culturally Rigorous Evaluations

A TEI PowerPoint Presentation to support you build evaluation capacity.

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Building Capacity to for Data-Driven Quality Improvement

A TEI PowerPoint Presentation to support you in using data in your quality improvement efforts.

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Sharing your CQI Story

A TEI PowerPoint Presentation to support you and your team in sharing your CQI story.

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Putting your data to work

A TEI presentation to support your team in its efforts to use your data.

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Building capacity for home visiting evaluation through relational technical assistance

A TEI presentation to support your team in its efforts to use your data.

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Evaluating your home visiting program

A TEI presentation to support your team in evaluating your home visiting program.

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Supporting community priorities and emphasizing rigor

A TEI presentation to support your team evaluate your home visiting program in a way that emphasizes community priorities and rigor.

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The PICO Model

A TEI presentation describing the PICO model.

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Evaluating Your Home Visiting Program (2013)

A TEI presentation introducing the Tribal MIECHV program evaluation.

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Getting the most out of your evaluation partnership

A TEI presentation discussing strategies for optimizing program-evaluator collaboration.

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Culturally Relevant Evaluations

A TEI presentation discussing strategies for ensuring cultural relevance in evaluation design.

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Accessing and collecting data for effective tribal services (2014)

A TEI presentation reviewing various issues related to Tribal MIECHV performance monitoring including data requirements, benchmarks, data systems and lessons learned.

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Building processes for conducting and managing data collection (2015)

A TEI presentation reviewing various issues related to data collection, data monitoring and data quality.

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Strategies for supporting home visitors with data collection (2015)

A TEI presentation sharing multiple strategies for supporting home visitors in their data collection efforts. Presentation includes an introduction to the Tribal MIECHV data collection toolkit and the Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities.

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Data Systems Improvement Toolkit

The Data Collection Toolkit was developed to support data collection with AIAN families in their homes. Guided by years of work providing technical assistance to Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees, the toolkit addresses common grantee needs and challenges. Although it was designed for grantees—including program managers, evaluators, home visitors, and other staff—it also may be useful for early childhood programs and others who serve AIAN communities.

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Data System Improvement Toolkit – Module 1

The Data Collection Toolkit was developed to support data collection with AIAN families in their homes. Guided by years of work providing technical assistance to Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees, the toolkit addresses common grantee needs and challenges. Although it was designed for grantees—including program managers, evaluators, home visitors, and other staff—it also may be useful for early childhood programs and others who serve AIAN communities.

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Data System Improvement Toolkit – Module 2

The Data Collection Toolkit was developed to support data collection with AIAN families in their homes. Guided by years of work providing technical assistance to Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees, the toolkit addresses common grantee needs and challenges. Although it was designed for grantees—including program managers, evaluators, home visitors, and other staff—it also may be useful for early childhood programs and others who serve AIAN communities.

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Data System Improvement Toolkit – Module 3

The Data Collection Toolkit was developed to support data collection with AIAN families in their homes. Guided by years of work providing technical assistance to Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees, the toolkit addresses common grantee needs and challenges. Although it was designed for grantees—including program managers, evaluators, home visitors, and other staff—it also may be useful for early childhood programs and others who serve AIAN communities.

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Data System Improvement Toolkit – Module 4

The Data Collection Toolkit was developed to support data collection with AIAN families in their homes. Guided by years of work providing technical assistance to Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees, the toolkit addresses common grantee needs and challenges. Although it was designed for grantees—including program managers, evaluators, home visitors, and other staff—it also may be useful for early childhood programs and others who serve AIAN communities.

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Data System Improvement Toolkit – Module 5

The Data Collection Toolkit was developed to support data collection with AIAN families in their homes. Guided by years of work providing technical assistance to Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees, the toolkit addresses common grantee needs and challenges. Although it was designed for grantees—including program managers, evaluators, home visitors, and other staff—it also may be useful for early childhood programs and others who serve AIAN communities.

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