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Evaluation of Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG), 2010-2016

Project Overview

OPRE awarded a contract to NORC at the University of Chicago, in conjunction with Red Star Innovations and the National Indian Health Board, to design and conduct a comprehensive implementation and outcome evaluation of the five Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) programs awarded in 2010.

The goal of this evaluation is to provide documentation and lessons about diverse programmatic approaches to health professions training programs serving tribal populations. The evaluation team coordinated and consulted with the Tribal HPOG grantees, program partners, stakeholders, and a committee of experts in the tribal healthcare field to develop a culturally responsive evaluation approach that emphasizes grantee collaboration and benefit. The questions guiding this evaluation are specifically designed to examine structures, processes and outcomes of the Tribal HPOG programs.

The point of contact is Amelia Popham.

  • Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program Evaluation Final Report

    Published: May 25, 2016

    This report presents key findings from the evaluation of the first round of the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program. These findings show that all five of the Tribal HPOG grantees established programs that led to healthcare training completion and employment.

    The report includes findings on programs’ structures, processes...

  • Cankdeska Cikana Community College Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program—Overview and Preliminary Outcomes

    Published: October 28, 2015

    This brief provides an overview of Next Steps, the Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) Tribal HPOG program. The brief also shares key findings to date and stories from students who participated in the program. Findings focus on program structures, program processes, and program outcomes, and are based on qualitative data from interviews with administrative and program implementation staff, focus groups with the CCCC students, and phone....

  • College of Menominee Nation Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program — Overview and Preliminary Outcomes

    Published: October 8, 2015

    This brief provides an overview of the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) Tribal HPOG program, key findings to date, and stories from students who have participated in the program. The CMN Tribal HPOG program offers a Nursing Career Ladder to allow students to progress from the Pre-Nursing Assistant level through to the Registered Nurse level. Based on qualitative data from interviews with administrative and program implementation staff, focus groups with students, phone interviews...

  • Higher Education & Workforce Development in Tribal Communities & the Role of Tribal HPOG

    Published: August 14, 2015

    Five of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) grantees are Tribal Organizations and Tribal Colleges -- Blackfeet Community College in Browning, MT, Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten, ND, College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, WI, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. in Anchorage, AK, and Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt, ND.

  • Blackfeet Community College Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program—Overview and Preliminary Outcomes

    Published: March 12, 2015

    This brief provides an overview of the Blackfeet Community College (BCC) Tribal HPOG program, key findings to date, and stories from students who have benefitted from the program. Findings focus on program structures, program processes, and program outcomes, and are based on qualitative data from interviews with administrative and program implementation staff, focus groups with the BCC students, and phone interviews with program completers and non-completers, as well as administrative...

  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program—Overview and Preliminary Outcomes

    Published: February 27, 2015

    This brief provides an overview of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) Tribal HPOG program, key findings to date, and stories from students who have benefitted from the program. Findings focus on program structures, program processes, and program outcomes, and is based on qualitative data from interviews with administrative and program implementation staff, focus groups with the CITC students, and phone interviews with program completers and non-completers, as well as administrative data...

  • Turtle Mountain Community College Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program—Overview and Preliminary Outcomes

    Published: February 12, 2015

    This brief provides an overview of the Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC) Tribal HPOG program, key findings to date, and stories from students who have benefitted from the program. Findings focus on program structures, program processes, and program outcomes, and is based on qualitative data from interviews with administrative and program implementation staff, focus groups with the TMCC students, and phone interviews with program completers and non-completers, as well as...

  • Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program Evaluation: Interim Report

    Published: March 27, 2014

    This Interim Report provides an overview of the tribal HPOG grantees’ progress over the first two years of the program with initial evaluation findings organized around program structure, program processes, and education and employment outcomes. The report also summarizes the evaluation questions and methodology. The report was written by the Tribal HPOG evaluation team, comprised of NORC at the University of Chicago, Red Star Innovations and the National Indian Health Board...

  • Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program Implementation & Evolution

    Published: February 20, 2014

    This brief provides an overview of the strategies that Tribal HPOG grantees have used to implement the HPOG program, challenges encountered during implementation, lessons learned, and ongoing program evolution and adaptation to address unique tribal cultural and programmatic needs.  The brief draws upon qualitative data collected from the first year of evaluation activities with the Tribal HPOG programs.  It is part of a series of briefs being developed by the Tribal HPOG evaluation team...

  • Overview of Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Supportive Services

    Published: July 8, 2013

    This practice brief is the first in a series of practice briefs being developed by the Tribal HPOG evaluation team...

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