Join Us! April 22nd Paper Panel with Bowman and Chamberlain

CREA 2016 Paper Panel, Perspectives in Evaluation Training, Thinking and Practice. Nicole R. Bowman (Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC) & Anne Chamberlain (IMPAQ International LLC), presenters.

April 22, 2016 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am | Room: Marshfield
Conference program

From the paper abstract: “Through an United States Department of Agriculture funded and congressionally mandated study that includes the 567 tribal governments and Alaskan Native villages in the United States, session participants will learn how the principals of Tribally Driven Participatory Research (TDPR) can be utilized in research and evaluation studies. The emphasis of this session will be not only on understanding the conceptual and theoretical foundations to TDPR but also the practical implementation of TDPR as an effective model for creating highly effective and culturally responsive Tribal/academic research partnerships. Participants will be engaged through active discussion, will learn about the strengths and challenges of this model, and will be given many resources to help inform their future practice.”

Come Visit The Food and Nutrition Service Tribal Feasibility Study Booth At The NCAI Conference October 27-Otober 30 in Atlanta, GA!

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Conference Dates: October 26th – October 31st

Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta 265 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30303

For more information about the NCAI conference click on the link:



Come Visit The Food and Nutrition Service Tribal Feasibility Study Exhibitor Booth At WI RES October 6-9!

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For more information regarding WI RES check this link out: http: //

Check Out Upcoming Tribal Consultations on Administering Nutrition Programs!

Special September 2014 Tribal Consultation to Discuss Possible Nutrition Assistance Program Administration Changes

IMPAQ International, LLC (IMPAQ) and partners Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) and WRMA (collectively, the IMPAQ team) have been asked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to work with tribal nations and their leadership to determine the feasibility and interest of tribal nation administration of federal nutrition assistance programs, in lieu of state agencies or other administrative entities administering USDA FNS programs. This important study will result in a report to the U.S. Congress in fall of 2015 and may ultimately result in changes in the administration of some nutrition assistance programs based on guidance from tribal leaders. The first part of this process — tribal consultations — is be completed by October 2014.  The IMPAQ team will consult with tribal nations to determine the extent of tribal interest in administering USDA FNS programs, with specific focus on 1) the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), 2) the National School Lunch Program, 3) School Breakfast Program, 4) the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, and 5) the Summer Food Service Program. The consultations will enable the IMPAQ team to collaboratively design methods for obtaining input from tribal government or tribal nation leaders about their administration capacity and factors important to tribal nations.

Participation in the study by tribal governments or tribal nations also benefits the community by:

  1. Enabling guidance and feedback on project design and data-collection tools
  2. Enabling tribal nations to voice interest in administering specific programs
  3. Provide insight on how programs can work effectively in tribal communities

The IMPAQ team invites you to participate in the first of a series of formal tribal consultations with tribal nations and their leadership on any of the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014; 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Monday, September 22, 2014; 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

To participate in either consultation, please register at: