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The Division of Planning, Evaluation, and Research

Division of Planning, Evaluation, and Research

The Division of Planning, Evaluation, and Research (DPER):

  • Coordinates agency strategic planning and aligns these efforts with performance reporting, budgeting, and program integrity activities;
  • Leads health planning efforts including support of Area master plans, facilities and staff plans, and collaboration with Area and Tribal Planning Officers;
  • Provides guidance on program evaluation to health programs with a focus on systems and performance improvement;
  • Supports the use of data and evidence in health system improvement and management decision-making;
  • Identifies and supports the evaluation of novel strategies leading to accessible, effective, and culturally appropriate care; and
  • Supports health research nationally, including human subject research protections and research related to health problems and the delivery of care to American Indian and Alaska Native people.

Press Release: IHS Announces Funding Available for National Native Health Research Training Initiative