Feasibility Study for the Evaluation of DHHS Programs Operated under Tribal Self-Governance. 3.1 - Approach to Assessing Feasibility of an Evaluation


The Evaluation Feasibility Study involved the following activities:

  • Establishment of a Technical Working Group that provided ongoing input and review of interim study products, as well as guidance on study objectives and processes;
  • Broad communication about the project to all Tribal leaders, through mailings, a DHHS website, and organization of discussion groups at national conferences:
  • Extensive background information collection and summaries of findings;
  • Review of IHS and other DHHS program data and reporting requirements; and
  • Conduct of site visits to six Tribes to collect background information and review data availability that might support an evaluation, if one were to occur.

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