Providing technical assistance to Great Plains Area tribes and programs in preventing and responding to methamphetamine and other illicit drugs, suicide, and domestic violence.
The Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) and Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) grants/awards are funded by the Indian Health Service’s Division of Behavioral Health to promote the development and implementation of evidence-based and culturally appropriate prevention and treatment models for methamphetamine and suicide and domestic violence. GPTEC is funded to provide technical assistance within a few key areas to the MSPI Purpose Areas 1, 2, 3, and 4 and DVPI Purpose Areas 1 and 2 grantees and awardees.
The technical assistance provided by GPTEC will focus on establishing and monitoring baseline data relevant to their grant and focus area as well as the establishment/refinement of local data collection plans, both in line with the national evaluation plan for these grants. GPTEC will also be available to provide other technical assistance to funded tribes and programs as necessary/requested.
GPTEC has finalized the reporting tools for Great Plains Area MSPI and DVPI grantees and awardees to use to support annual reporting requirements. These tools are designed based upon specific Purpose Area-specific questions and the online reporting tool utilized by IHS Division of Behavioral Health to compile data being collected by grantees and awardees on an ongoing basis, with several advantages:
- Entering data on a monthly basis, with totals automatically calculated for reporting;
- Exploration of trends through charts;
- A user-friendly format, using Microsoft Excel.
Scroll down to “Resources” below for more information.
As described above, GPTEC has designed Purpose Area-specific reporting tools – coinciding with project-specific reporting questions and online tools – to allow grantees and awardees to compile data on an ongoing/monthly basis. Tools are provided by Purpose Area, below, along with the corresponding reporting questions and a video overview of each.
Please reach out to PJ Beaudry ([email protected], 605-721-7527) with any questions or feedback regarding the tool, or if you are interested in additional tools to support your program.
MSPI Purpose Area 2
- MSPI Purpose Area 2 Reporting Tool (Version 1.0 – 01/28/2019)
- MSPI Purpose Area 2 Reporting Questions
- MSPI Purpose Area 2 Reporting Tool Overview
MSPI Purpose Area 3
- MSPI Purpose Area 3 Reporting Tool (Version 1.0 – 01/28/2019)
- MSPI Purpose Area 3 Reporting Questions
- MSPI Purpose Area 3 Reporting Tool Overview
MSPI Purpose Area 4 (GEN-I)
- MSPI Purpose Area 4 (Gen-I) Reporting Tool (Version 1.0 – 01/28/2019)
- MSPI Purpose Area 4 (Gen-I) Reporting Questions
- MSPI Purpose Area 4 (Gen-I) Reporting Tool Overview
DVPI Purpose Area 1
- DVPI Purpose Area 1 Reporting Tool (Version 1.0 – 01/29/2019)
- DVPI Purpose Area 1 Reporting Questions
- DVPI Purpose Area 1 Reporting Tool Overview
DVPI Purpose Area 2
- DVPI Purpose Area 2 Reporting Tool (Version 1.0 – 01/29/2019)
- DVPI Purpose Area 2 Reporting Questions
- DVPI Purpose Area 2 Reporting Tool Overview
Data Collection Webinar Series
GPTEC hosted two webinars in association with the MSPI/DVPI project (September 6 and September 20 of 2017). The webinar series includes discussion, technical assistance, and opportunities to ask questions about data collection, evaluation, and planning/management.
Indigenous Evaluation Framework
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium has developed an excellent Indigenous Evaluation Framework (LaFrance & Nichols, 2009) that describes evaluation and establishes a process for undertaking it that seeks to incorporate the unique factors associated with tribal communities. GPTEC may be able to print copies of the framework by request, but for immediate access, check out the Indigenous Evaluation Framework online.
GPTEC has also developed an Indigenous Evaluation Toolkit with additional resources, to be updated on an ongoing basis.