Ohio State Navbar

Hoh Tribe

In 2014, CETE was awarded a contract to provide three years of local evaluation services for the Hoh tribe of the Hoh Indian Reservation, Washington Circles of Care grant. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) oversees the Circles of Care program, which is a three-year discretionary infrastructure grant. CETE staff attend an annual Circles of Care grantee meeting, conduct evaluation site visits at the Hoh River Reservation in Washington, and participate in monthly evaluation phone calls as part of this work.

The CETE Evaluators have employed an empowerment evaluation approach to this work and have collected information voiced by the community regarding health and well-being, services available, and historical/intergenerational trauma. The evaluation data are utilized to prepare a health blueprint tailored to the strengths and concerns of the Hoh Tribe community. A range of qualitative and quantitative methods, along with community problem-solving skills, are used by the CETE staff for this project. The end result is to encourage systematic community problem-solving skills to promote and improve health and wellness.