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At Trylon Evaluation and Performance Monitoring, Inc., we believe that the best solutions come from the people who are most affected by the problem. We have dedicated our lives to working with these communities — providing whatever support they need in order to unlock their potential. We want all individuals to envision their goals and realize they have the ability to make their dreams a reality.
Trylon is a small, woman-owned business specializing in participatory action research, program evaluation, benefit-cost analysis, quality assurance and applied policy research and analysis.
Mission: provide relevant and timely feedback in order to improve social programming and public policy
Since 2013, Trylon Evaluation and Performance Monitoring, Inc. has strived to make a difference in communities by providing personalized guidance and support. Read all about our latest updates, and how our work is helping to transform behavioral and public health in underserved communities.
NEZ PERCE TRIBE: State-Tribal Education Partnership (STEP)
FEBRUARY 1, 2020
Trylon is excited to provide evaluation and performance monitoring for STEP. Supported with funding from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, the partnership will measure the impact on culturally-responsive teaching and engagement strategies for LEA staff (teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors), students, and families. "Teaching culturally" (rather than "teaching culture" is a way to improve student academic, cognitive, social /emotional and identity development. Participating districts are Lapwai and Kamiah. The primary population of focus is Native American students, but the resulting impact is expected to benefit all students.
NEZ PERCE TRIBE: Partnerships for Success
OCTOBER 1, 2019
The Nez Perce Tribe (Nimiipuu) is implementing the Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) effort to address the problem of alcohol and marijuana use among Native American youth. Participatory Action Research will guide the SPF-PFS process. According to the University of Kansas’ Community Tool Box, Action Research involves people “who are most affected by a community issue – typically in collaboration or partnership with others who have research skills – to conduct research on and analyze that issue, with the goal of devising strategies to resolve it.” The tribe will directly engage youth and young adults in learning more about an issue that affects them (alcohol and marijuana use and binge drinking) and take action (e.g. develop solutions) to help resolve the problem. They will develop a Youth/Young Adult Coalition to assist in this process. Trylon will develop focus group protocols and collect school-wide surveys from districts on and near the reservation.
NEZ PERCE TRIBE: Native Connections
OCTOBER 1, 2018
Trylon continues over 25 years of partnership with the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce Tribe) for its Native Connections project. This project is designed to prevent suicide among indigenous youth and young adults and is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Tribe will engage in participatory action research in order to outline community needs and resources. This process will be facilitated by an advisory board of youth and young adults. The advisory board will design media messages and enrichment activities to support community wellness.
LOS ANGELES CENTERS FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE: Project 90
OCTOBER 1, 2017
L.A. CADA is implementing "Project 90," named in honor of the Healthy People 2020 goals: By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy. By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. Trylon is collaborating with L.A. CADA to conduct the independent evaluation of this HIV and substance use disorder targeted capacity expansion project, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
SANTA YNEZ TRIBAL HEALTH CLINIC: Native Connections
OCTOBER 1, 2016
Trylon is excited to be a partner to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Tribal Health Clinic in its Native Connections project. This project is designed to prevent suicide among indigenous youth and young adults and is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Tribe will engage in participatory action research in order to outline community needs and resources. This process will be facilitated by a Community Assessment Coordinator and the Project Coordinator. The assessment process will provide information to help inform selection of evidence-based programming by the community.
LOS ANGELES CENTERS FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE: Historias para Jovenes
OCTOBER 1, 2017
L.A. CADA is implementing the "Jovenes" program, an adaptation of CDC's evidence-based "Promises" storytelling model to prevent HIV infection. Jovenes implementation is guided by a participatory evaluation framework, in which youth and young adults provide direct input into program design and assist in interpretation of findings and dissemination. Trylon provides evaluation training and support to program staff. Jovenes is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.