Generating insights and innovations that honor the lives and world views of communities we serve
Our research and evaluation team is committed to high-quality, culturally responsive evaluation that engages communities in achieving values-driven outcomes. Our team shares knowledge, explores issues, improves programs, and informs policy-making that honors our clients’ voices through clear, accessible reporting.
We work in a wide variety of sectors, including arts and culture, education, community health, agriculture, and natural resources.
We use qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods. We involve communities in evaluation from the start by drawing on participatory frameworks such as the Indigenous Evaluation Framework. We also help clients build their own capacity for research and evaluation. Our methods meet the highest ethical and scientific standards, and we are experienced in obtaining Office of Management and Budget and Institutional Review Board clearance.
Quantitative and qualitative analysis (e.g., data analytics, survey, focus groups, key informant interviews, and archival research)
Culturally appropriate research designs (e.g., Indigenous Evaluation Framework)
Policy analysis (e.g., cost-benefit, rule making process, feasibility studies, etc.)
Evaluation using both primary and secondary data (e.g., impact, process, developmental, formative, etc.)
Experience obtaining Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) clearance
Market analysis (e.g., consumer and competitor segmentation, regulations, SWOT, and trends)
CMS Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Technical Assistance Center Research Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
The CMS LTSS Technical Assistance Center presents information on long-term care to support American Indian and Alaska Native communities in creating their own programs to care for elders and people with disabilities. Our research has resulted in culturally tailored best practices reports, literature reviews, white papers, and program profiles.