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Weaving Success: Evaluation in Indian Country


This course covers evaluation methods that honor Native peoples’ values and ways of knowing, learning and being. After completing this course, learners will be able to evaluate the impact of their programs on the health of their patients and the overall community. 

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This course consists of five sequential modules that build on each other and must be attended in order.  They will cover evaluation definition and purpose, identifying and engaging invested partners, needs assessment, types of evaluations, data collection and analysis and more. The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center (GLITEC) created this course in order to support American Indian/Alaska Native communities in their efforts to improve the health of their people. 

Who Should Register 

Physicians, RNs, APRNs, LVN/APNs and all staff who manage or work on programs in Tribal health clinics and agencies. 

To Enroll

Select the radio button under the continuing education type that you need, then select the Enroll button above it. These buttons are at the right of the computer screen.

If you need to change your selection, unenroll from one course and enroll in the correct one.

Learning Objectives  

After completing this online course, participants will be able to:  

  1. Describe the basic concepts of an Indigenous approach to program evaluation 
  2. Identify their own contribution to the evaluation process and how it can be improved.
  3. Communicate with their colleagues and community about evaluation methods and how to tailor them to the community’s needs.
  4. Apply evaluation concepts and best practices to their everyday work 

Completing This Course   

Successful completion of this continuing education activity includes the following:   

  • Completing the entire online course 
  • Completing the online evaluation
  • Completing an online certificate module   

This course launched on February 4, 2022, and will expire on March 4, 2024

    Continuing Medical Education (CME)  

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center. Cardea is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    Cardea designates this independent study for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   

    Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)  

    Cardea Services is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

    Upon successful completion of this CE activity 2.5 contact hour(s) will be awarded. 

    Certified Public Health Recertification Credits   

    Up to 3 CPH Recertification Credits may be earned at this event. 

    Registration & Fees 

    The eLearning course is free of charge.  


    The planners and presenters of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.    


    This learning opportunity was made possible through the Tribal Epidemiology Center Public Health Infrastructure (TECPHI) program, a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

    Many thanks to the artists and contributors, who lent their time and talent to this course:

    April Stone
    Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe
    Traditional Black Ash Basket Weaver; see more of April's work here.

    Brittany Tainter
    Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe
    Illustrator; see more of Brittany's work here.

    Buffalo Nickel Creative
    Film Crew for basket weaving clips; their website is here.

    Denise Halfyard
    Wet'suwet'en, Tsimshian, Gitxsan
    Narrator of Modules 2 and 4; find her at her studio here

    German Gonzalez, MD, MPH, FACE
    Subject Matter Expert

    Gifty Crabbe, MPH, CPH
    Subject Matter Expert

    the Rev. Isaiah "Shaneequa" Brokenleg MPH, MDiv
    Sicangu Lakota (Rosebud Sioux Tribe)
    Narrator of Modules 1, 3, and 5 and Subject Matter Expert

    Jan Michael Looking Wolf
    Kalapuya Tribal Member
    Musician and Flute Player; learn more about Jan Michael here.

    Jay Blackwell, MA, CPSW
    Interviewee and Subject Matter Expert
    Learn more about Jay and his work here and here.

    Samantha Lucas-Pipkorn, MPH
    Interviewee and Subject Matter Expert

    Here is the course outline:

    1. Course Information and Resources

    How to navigate this course and resources from the modules

    2. Honoring Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Learning, & Being in Evaluation

    Course Information and Module One

    3. Grounding the Evaluation in the Community

    Module Two

    4. Charting the Course

    Module Three

    5. Weaving the Strands of Many Voices

    Module Four

    6. Telling the Story, Sharing Wisdom

    Module Five

    7. Evaluation and Certificate

    Complete the course and receive your certificate


    The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

    Certificate of Completion
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