Our responsive TA approach balances respect for tribal processes and decision making, community needs, federal requirements, and best practices from the field of evaluation.  We work directly with grantees through site visits, on-going communication, and virtual learning sessions to create common understanding designed to improve data collection and use in home visiting.

The goal of TEI is to build the skills of grantees to effectively use data. Leadership and staff capacity to measure success enables communities to better understand and strengthen their home visiting services.

We all learn from those who have gone before us. A key component of our TA strategy is to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and support grantees in sharing their work with a broader audience.


locally meaningful evaluation questions, building the evidence base, quasi-experimental designs that fit the community context, measure selection and adaptation, data analysis, community engagement, tribal approval processes

Performance Measurement

performance measurement plans; specific and measurable data elements; culturally appropriate measures; data management, analysis and reporting; locally useful performance measurement

Continuous Quality Improvement

building a culture of quality, Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles, process mapping, root cause analysis, developing and testing an improvement strategy, measuring improvement, data-driven decision making

Data Collection

communicating the value of data, data collection protocols, informed consent, training and supporting staff to collect data, preparing for data collection, ensuring high-quality data, tracking data collection

Data Systems

choosing a data system; adapting, developing and improving systems; vendor selection; data security; developing design options for a tribal home visiting management information system


communicating findings to different audiences, tribal approvals, data visualization, collaborative presentations and publications, peer exchange of information