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CDC Healthy Tribes Evaluation Fellowship

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Oct 10, 2022

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The Healthy Tribes Evaluation Fellowship is a one-year fellowship with the CDC's Healthy Tribes Program that offers practice-based training in providing program evaluation guidance and technical assistance to tribes and tribal organizations for projects that promote health, prevent disease, and support culture and lifeways that improve health and wellness for tribal communities. Fellows will work directly with a mentor in areas related to performance measurement, evaluation planning and implementation, and the reporting and dissemination of process and outcome evaluation results and findings.

Learning objectives include:

  • Serve as a member of the Healthy Tribes (HT) Program Team to learn how to provide evaluation guidance, technical assistance, and support to American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native villages, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and Tribal Epidemiology Centers
  • Learn how to design and implement national evaluations and evaluation technical assistance systems, processes, and tools to support recipient-specific evaluations of HT programs
  • Learn how to assess, coordinate, document, and use data on evaluation technical assistance needs, activities, and services to facilitate continuous program improvements
  • Learn how to develop standard operating procedures and guidance materials around recipient-specific evaluations for HT programs
  • Perform qualitative coding, analysis and synthesis of recipient evaluation report findings
  • Performance quantitative analysis of performance measure data collected from HT program recipients
  • Identify tools and resources to promote culturally responsive evaluation practices among HT recipients

Eligible qualified candidates should be currently pursuing or have received a bachelor's or master's (preferred) degree in one of the following relevant fields:

  • Communications and Graphics Design
  • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences
  • Earth and Geosciences
  • Life Health and Medical Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Other Non-S&E
  • Other Physical Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

A list of preferred qualifications is available on the program website.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.

The initial fellowship appointment will be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Evaluation methods and resources · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Public health · Social determinants of health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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