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Evaluation of Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG), 2010-2015

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 (NIHB), to design and conduct a comprehensive process and outcome evaluation of the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG).

The goal of this evaluation is to provide documentation and lessons about diverse programmatic approaches to health professions training programs serving tribal populations. Interview and program operations data will be collected to provide an in-depth, systematic analysis of program implementation, operations, and outputs and outcomes in all tribal sites. Additionally, data will be compared within and across sites to examine correlations and patterns and generate hypotheses about the effectiveness of different program approaches for tribal populations. The evaluation will be closely coordinated with the other components of OPRE’s research and evaluation portfolio for HPOG.

The points of contact are Hilary Forster and Michael Dubinsky.

  • 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...

  • An Introduction to the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) and Evaluation

    Published: December 15, 2011

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

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