The Tracking and Evaluation Core (TEC) provides formative and summative evaluations
for the AI/AN CTR program. In formative evaluation, TEC assesses the efficacy of AI/AN
CTR program elements using process and outcome measures. Results provide guidance
to program leadership, including recommendations for programmatic changes to help
ensure best practices and outcomes. Summative evaluations focuses on overall program
impacts on Native health research capacity in Alaska and Montana and progress toward
improving the health of these state's Native peoples.
The TEC is responsible for developing and using an evaluation plan and online data
collection system to facilitate its work. it trains and assist program participants
in the use of the data collection system. The conclusions, and creating visualizations
to convey significant findings.