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Resources by Topic: Evaluation methods and resources

Tribal Economic Development: Action is Needed to Better Understand the Extent of Federal Support
Report examining federal support across various agencies for economic development in tribal communities, including support for tribal governments and businesses. Describes challenges related to reporting, assessing the impacts of tax incentives, and program eligibility for Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).
Additional links: Accessible PDF, Fast Facts, Highlights Page
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Development and Evaluation of a Remote Training Strategy for the Implementation of Mental Health Evidence-based Practices in Rural Schools: Pilot Study Protocol
Presents findings from the development and evaluation of multi-tier positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) in rural and remote schools. Examines online training efficacy to assist rural schools in implementing PBIS via remote videoing and remote videoing plus coaching. Discusses need and strategies for training mental health professionals in rural areas to address health disparities.
Author(s): Ricardo Eiraldi, Barry L. McCurdy, Muniya S. Khanna, et al.
Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 8,128
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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What (And Who) Counts? Defining Rural Development Success
Collection of 4 field perspective pieces on centering rural people in planning community development and allocating resources. Discusses inclusive rural economic development, community-driven assessment, rural assets and power, and building community networks.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute
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Health Center Program Site Visit Protocol
Standardized review instrument to conduct operational site visits at health centers in rural and urban areas. Can be used to assess health centers' compliance with federal program requirements and to identify clinical and financial performance improvement areas.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Engaging Communities Through Issues Forums: A How-To Guide for Onsite and Online Community Engagement
Offers guidance on community forums as a technical education tool, including information on planning and hosting a forum, strategies for engaging communities, and resources to support committees and stakeholders. Features examples from forums on farm vitality, farmer mental health, and family health. Requires email registration to view the guide as a flipbook, with a PDF download option at the bottom of the screen.
Author(s): Maria Pippidis, Bonnie Braun, Jessie Ketterman, Shoshanah Inwood, Nicole Wright
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Cooperative Extension Service
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National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Improving Rural Health Through Telehealth-Guided Provider-to-Provider Communication (Draft)
Examines the barriers and facilitators of rural provider-to-provider collaboration through telehealth based on a systematic review of rural provider-to-provider telehealth and the results of a workshop of rural health experts. Discusses uptake of different types of telehealth, effectiveness of provider-to-provider telehealth for rural patients, effective strategies, and limitations of studies examining rural telehealth. Comments on the draft report are due by Friday, February 4, 2021. See more information on the NIH Office of Disease Prevention's Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Workshops website.
Author(s): Mary Wakefield, Joanne Mather Conroy, Sara McLafferty, et al.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Institutes of Health
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NIH Rural Health Seminar: Structural-Level Determinants of Rural Health Disparities
Recording of a seminar that examines structural-level determinants of rural health disparities, including sociocultural and economic determinants, physical environmental determinants, and research, evaluation, measurement, and policy methods and implications.
Additional links: Seminar Agenda, Speaker Biographies
Date: 11/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health
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Extent of Inclusion of "Rural" in Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans in the United States
Presents a study of 66 comprehensive cancer control plans (CCCPs) created by states, territories, and tribal organizations to assess inclusion of rural-specific strategies. Explains CCCP requirements and offers state-level data on how plans reflect rural population, cancer burden, and disparities.
Author(s): Cathryn Murphy, Sydney Evans, Natoshia Askelson, Jan M. Eberth, Whitney E. Zahnd
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18, 210091
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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After Action Review/Improvement Plan: Strategic Planning Toolkit - Behavioral Health Edition
Toolkit provides guidance for completing an after action review of a post-behavioral health intervention. Toolkit is aimed at tribal leaders, public health practitioners, and other healthcare stakeholders in tribal communities. Provides the tools for designing, planning, preparing, and conducting an after action review.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, American Indian Research Center for Health
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Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders
Evidence-based resource guide examining telehealth initiatives to treat serious mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorders (SUD) based on published research. Topics cover effectiveness of telehealth modalities, implementation of evidence-based practices, examples of telehealth treatment programs, and evaluation resources. Discusses rural-specific concerns throughout the guide.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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