Sundance Research Institute, under subcontract to Econometrica, Inc., is assisting the Indian Health Service (IHS) to monitor and provide technical assistance for 33 Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program (TIPCAP) grantees in 8 IHS areas.
TIPCAP provides funds to American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal organizations to develop their infrastructure and capacity in injury prevention. Econometrica is providing oversight and technical assistance to the 33 TIPCAP grantees in support of IHS’s priority of increasing accountability. Specifically, Sundance Research Institute staff members are performing the following tasks:
- Conduct semiannual conference calls with each TIPCAP grantee. The calls include an assessment of each grantee’s progress toward written objectives and requirements, an account of barriers and challenges, identification of each grantee’s needs, and technical assistance. In addition, calls sometimes involve a discussion of program updates, methods to improve grantee performance generally, and general technical guidance.
- Conduct ongoing training in community-based injury prevention. Sundance Research Institute is developing worksheets to document each assigned grantee’s injury prevention goals, progress toward those goals, and parties responsible for tasks; annually reviewing and updating the TIPCAP Handbook; and responding to technical assistance requests, as needed.
- Plan and participate in the Annual TIPCAP Workshop. The workshop includes effective strategies in injury prevention, strategies in capacity building and sustainability, resource development, skill-building exercises, and networking.
- Monitor. Sundance Research Institute is providing ongoing training and technical assistance, identifying grantees that are experiencing challenges and developing corrective action steps, and compiling an annual profile of each grantee.
- Conduct site visits. Sundance Research Institute is visiting assigned TIPCAP grantees once per year. The purpose of the site visits is to assist grantees in accomplishing program goals.
This project is awarded for a five-year period to provide services on an ongoing basis to the 33 Tribal Injury Prevention grantees.