Technical Assistance

HDI provides technical assistance in areas related to its capabilities to churches, volunteer groups, humanitarian organizations, disaster relief organizations, mental health agencies, public health organizations, faith-based organizations, private research organizations, and academic centers and state and federal agencies.


HDI technical assistance capabilities include:

Research and Project Management

HDI partners with other organizations to provide academic and/or research skills to support or extend the capabilities of partners. For example, HDI partners on proposals to federal agencies such as USAID, NIH, NIMH, and AHRQ, where HDI provides monitoring, evaluation, data collection and analysis, and related technical skills.

Program Evaluation and Development

Technical assistance means working with a partner to refine or improve a program or service, incorporate evidence into design of a program, or provide external validation of program benefits. HDI partners with a variety of private and public organizations, including local, state and federal agencies, private and academic research organizations, and humanitarian and disaster relief organizations.

Knowledge Transfer

Another way that HDI facilitates capacity building is by linking end-users with research informed resources. HDI builds capacity by involving community-stakeholders through the entire research process and by translating research findings into a wide-range of applied products and deliverables that can be used by organizations and policy-makers to prepare and respond to disasters.

Capacity Building

HDI is available to provide a wide range of services to assist organizations and communities in fostering capacity building. Examples of HDI capacity building services include: 1) Consultation (in-person or distance); 2) Speaking bureau; 3) Preparedness planning; 4) Program development, evaluation, and assessment; 5) Quality assurance, and 6) Tailored trainings and curriculum development.


HDI partners with a diverse range of regional, national, and international individual scientific collaborators and strategic partners. Strategic partners are sought that offer long-term relationships of mutual benefit. Read more about who we work with.

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