Evaluation Services

Developing Culturally Responsive Evaluations

The Evaluation Services Core provides evidence-based and culturally responsive metrics and materials resulting in fruitful collaborations that add value to program efforts. These services help nonprofit, government and tribal entities produce evidence-based, culturally appropriate practices.

The Evaluation Services Core is partially supported by the Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research (NIGMS CoBRE P20GM121341).

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  • Evaluation design and implementation
  • Data form creation and database design
  • Data analysis (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Program consultation for improved efficiency
  • Consultation on methodology design (logic models and data collection tools)
  • Report writing and data visualization
  • Needs assessments and implementation in diverse settings
  • Practice Culturally Responsive Evaluation



Frierson, H., Hood, S., & Hughes (The 2002 user friendly handbook for project evaluation. National Science Foundation, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, Division of Research, Evaluation, and Communication. NSF 02 057. http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02057/nsf02057_1.pdf



Lowrey, O., Ciampaglio, K., Messerli, J.L., & Hanson, J.D. (2019). Utilization of the Transtheoretical Model to determine the qualitative impact of a tribal FASD prevention program. Sage Open.

Hanson, J.D., Nelson, M., Jensen, J.L., Willman, A., Jacobs-Knight, J., & Ingersoll, K. (2017). Impact of the CHOICES intervention in preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies in American Indian women. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41(4), 828-835. PMID: 28173632.

Hanson, J.D., Jensen, J.L., Campbell, K., Chaudhary, K.R., & Puumala, S.E. (2016). Epidemiology of substance-exposed pregnancies at one Great Lakes hospital: the case for preconception and comorbidity prevention efforts. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research. Jensen, J., Baete Kenyon, D., & Hanson, J.D. (2015). Preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies with American Indian youth. Sex Education.

Hanson, J.D. & Jensen, J. (2015). Importance of social support in preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies with American Indian communities. Journal of Community Health, 40(1), 138-146. PMID: 24974087.

Hauge, C.H., Jacobs-Knight, J., Jensen, J.L., Burgess, K., Puumala, S., Wilton, G., & Hanson, J.D. (2015). Establishing validity and reliability of measures for American Indian women: use of “think aloud” and test-retest methods for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy prevention program. Qualitative Health Research.

Jensen, J. & Hanson, J.D. (2014). Use of electronic diaries versus paper diaries in tracking alcohol and birth control behaviors in female college students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38(Suppl 1), 73A.

Past and Present Partners

  • National Institute on Minority Health and Healthy Disparities
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Health and Health Services
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Volunteers of America, Dakotas
  • Tribal Partners
  • South Dakota Department of Health
  • University of South Dakota

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