Tribal Self-Governance Health Care and Social Services Delivery Effectiveness Evaluation Feasibility Study: Tribal Population Data Report. Background


The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation conducted a study in 2001-2002, as directed by Congress (P.L.-106-260), to review all DHHS programs and identify those that would be feasible and appropriate to include in a Self-governance Demonstration. OASPE's draft report on the Tribal self-governance Demonstration Feasibility Study (November 5, 2002) identified 11 DHHS programs that could be included in a DHHS Self-governance Demonstration:

Administration on Aging

Grants for Native Americans

Administration for Children and Families

Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Low Income Home Energy Assistance

Community Services Black Grant

Child Care and Development Fund

Native Employment Works

Head Start

Child Welfare Services

Promoting Safe and Stable Families

Family Violence Prevention: Grants for Battered Women's Shelters

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Targeted Capacity Expansion Grants

Currently, some Tribes are managing each of these programs under contractual arrangements or under competitively awarded grants. In addition, many Tribes are managing their health programs through self-governance compacts. The data that are compiled in this report are those that are informative about the population that may be served by both Tribal self-governance health programs and by other Tribally-managed DHHS programs.