Feasibility Study for the Evaluation of DHHS Programs Operated under Tribal Self-Governance. 4.5 - Summary of Availability of Data

11/30/2003

In general, the site visits conducted indicate that:

  • Most Tribes visited have current staff able to provide information about the process and goals of tribal management or self-governance of programs.
  • All Tribes can recreate staff turnover history through personnel records or conversations with long-time managers but this information is not generally available electronically.
  • All Tribes have detailed accounting information for all programs of interest because accounting services are provided centrally.  Most did not separate out salary information by position.
  • All Tribes visited document health information using the RPMS system.
  • All Tribes would be able to provide evaluators with hard copy or disk copy of the standard reports required by the DHHS for most of the programs they manage.  Many Tribes can also provide much more detailed data than are required by HHS based on reports they provide to tribal leaders.
  • No Tribes have database systems covering all relevant programs organized by person or family.

[7] Data collection protocols are presented in Appendix B.

[8] This form is included in Appendix X.

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