The Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Indigenous Evaluation Toolkit is a resource provided to tribes for evaluation support and serves as an overview to indigenous evaluation concepts.
What is evaluation?
Evaluation, according to A Dictionary of Epidemiology (2008), is “A process that attempts to determine as systematically and objectively as possible the relevance, effectiveness, and impact of activities in light of their objectives.”
What is indigenous evaluation?
Indigenous evaluation involves approaching evaluation from a perspective and using methods influenced by indigenous ways of knowing, frameworks, and cultural paradigms.
This Toolkit is intended to provide guidance, tools, and other resources to support tribal communities in approaching evaluation from an indigenous perspective.
For complete information related to the following resources, download the complete Indigenous Evaluation Toolkit
Indigenous Evaluation Articles
- Evaluating Government Health and Substance Abuse Programs for Indigenous Peoples (Gray et al., 2010)
- Across the Colonial Divide: Conversations about Evaluation in Indigenous Contexts (Cavino, 2013)
- Effective Knowledge Translation Approaches and Practices in Indigenous Health Research: A Systematic Review Protocol (Ninomiya et al., 2017)
- Building True Capacity: Indigenous Models for Indigenous Communities (Chino & Debruyn, 2006)
- Culturally Competent Evaluation in Indian Country (LaFrance, 2004)
- Strength-based Well-being Indicators for Indigenous Children and Families: A Literature Review of Indigenous Communities’ Identified Well-being Indicators (Roundtree, 2016)
Indigenous Evaluation Tools
- Indigenous Evaluation Framework: Telling Our Story in Our Place and Time (LaFrance & Nichols, 2009)
- Indigenous Approaches to Evaluation (Cauchie, n.d.)
General Evaluation Resources
- Developing a Logic Model to Guide Evaluation: SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
- Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs: A Self-Study Guide (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide
- The Logic Model: A Blueprint for Describing Programs (Porteus, Sheldrick, & Stuart, 1997)
- Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
For more information, contact Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center’s Evaluation Coordinator, Molita Yazzie, at [email protected]
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Development of this Toolkit was funded by funded through Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Cooperative Agreement #1-NU58DP006382-01-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention.