Feasibility Study for the Evaluation of DHHS Programs That Are or May Be Operated Under Tribal Self-Governance. 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 (http://aspe.hhs.gov/SelfGovernance/Evaluation/actions.htm), and organization of discussion groups at national conferences:
  • Extensive background information collection and summaries of findings;
  • Review of 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.