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Resources by Topic: Evaluation methods and resources

U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project: Methodology and Results Summary
Describes the methodology used to determine the first set of abridged period life tables for U.S. census tracts from 2010 to 2015 for the District of Columbia and all states excluding Maine and Wisconsin. Provides statistics on small-area life expectancy at birth, and life expectancy at birth and population educational attainment by census tract.
Author(s): E. Arias, L. A. Escobedo, J. Kennedy, C. Fu, J. Cisewski
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Cybersecurity Toolkit for Rural Hospitals and Clinics
Describes four steps, awareness, assessment, implementation and remediation, and education, to help rural clinics and hospitals develop and maintain cybersecurity programs. Includes a list of resources, checklists, and tools appropriate for all users.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Principles to Guide Research with Tribal Communities: The Tribal HPOG 2.0 Evaluation in Action
Summarize how a literature review on conducting research and evaluation on American Indian and Alaska Native communities and the Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities were applied to inform the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation approach.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Carol Hafford, Catharine Fromknecht, et al.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Informing the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Evaluation Design: A Brief Review of the Literature
Summarizes results of a literature review on approaches to conducting research and evaluation in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Also examines strategies for recruitment and retention in tribal post-secondary education, AI/AN career pathways, and tribal college workforce development programs. Describes how the literature review informed the Tribal Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation design.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Carol Hafford, Catharine Fromknecht, et al.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Assessing the Research on Home Visiting Program Models Implemented in Tribal Communities Part 2: Lessons Learned about Implementation and Evaluation
Reports on the Home Visiting Evidence and Effectiveness (HomVEE) project's tribal review, which assess the effectiveness of home visiting models in tribal communities. Analyzes different implementation and evaluation strategies of home visiting models designed to accommodate American Indian and Alaska Native cultural practices and family structures.
Author(s): Andrea Mraz Esposito, Rebecca Coughlin, Armando Yanez, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Assessing the Research on Home Visiting Program Models Implemented in Tribal Communities Part 1: Evidence of Effectiveness
Reports on the Home Visiting Evidence and Effectiveness (HomVEE) project's tribal review, which assess the effectiveness of home visiting models in tribal communities. Analyzes different studies of home visiting models designed to accommodate American Indian and Alaska Native cultural practices and family structures.
Author(s): Andrea Mraz Esposito, Rebecca Coughlin, Steven Malick, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Evaluation: Evaluation Plan
Presents the evaluation approach and methods planned for the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Program. HPOG supports demonstration projects to train low-income people for healthcare occupations, and HPOG 2.0 includes five tribal grantees.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Carol Hafford, Catharine Fromknecht, et al.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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An Introduction to the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Program and Evaluation
Practice brief providing an introduction to the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation, as well as a summary from Tribal HPOG 1.0 evaluation findings and how they informed the second evaluation. HPOG supports demonstration projects to train low-income people for healthcare occupations, and HPOG 2.0 includes five tribal grantees.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Carol Hafford, Catharine Fromkne, et al.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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A Guide for Emerging Professions: Tips for Stakeholders and Advocates of Emerging Professions to Professionalize and Integrate with the Health Care System
Provides background information and constructive knowledge to help stakeholders develop strategies to change policies and structures to integrate the profession into the existing healthcare system.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Best Practices in Rural Regional Mobility
Details a report on the best practices of state transit programs that fill the gaps between intercity and rural public transportation. Highlights effective program case studies from across the country and presents a detailed toolkit for program development.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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