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

03/07/2003

The Tribal Self-governance Evaluation Feasibility Study, being conducted by Westat and its subcontractors, Project HOPE Center for Health Affairs and Kauffman and Associates, Inc., will provide the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (OASPE) with background information and a detailed review of issues, data availability, and data systems that may affect the extent to which a rigorous and defensible evaluation of Tribal self-governance of Indian Health Service (HIS) and other non-IHS programs can be conducted. While a number of assessments of Tribal self-governance programs have been conducted, these have been primarily qualitative in nature. OASPE is interested in determining the feasibility of conducting an evaluation that examines processes and program changes associated with successful Self-governance programs, as well as quantitative impacts of Tribal self-governance on outcomes, including access to care, services, quality, costs, financial performance and resources, customer satisfaction, and program stability.