Feasibility Study for the Evaluation of DHHS Programs That Are or May Be Operated Under Tribal Self-Governance. Comparison of Feasibility of the Three Illustrative Models


Table 1:  Matrix of Feasibility Issues for Evaluation of DHHS Programs That May Be Operated By Tribes Under a New Self-Governance Demonstration


Comprehensive Evaluation Model

Limited Evaluation Model

Evaluation Using Aggregate Monitoring and Reporting Data

Availability of Comparison Groups

Possible but difficulties



Data Availability

Would require substantial new data requirements and primary data collection

Would require some new data reporting

Data are all currently being reported. No new data requirements




Moderate to modest

Trade-off between comprehensiveness and usefulness of results and costs

Would produce reliable findings on a range of useful issues

Useful findings for a limited set of issues at moderate cost

Limited findings at modest cost

Tribal Support for Evaluation

Some support possible

Most Tribes would support

Most Tribes would support