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Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Implementation, Systems and Outcome Project, 2010-2015

Project Overview

The purpose of this project is to provide recommendations for the design of an evaluation intended to be universal to the 27 Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) programs focused on TANF recipients and other low-income individuals and to assess implementation, systems change, and outcomes. For the design of this evaluation, questions of primary interest are:

  • How are health professions training programs being implemented across the grantee sites?
  • What changes to the service delivery system are associated with program implementation?
  • What individual level outputs and outcomes occur (e.g., recruitment, enrollment, retention, completion (accreditation/certification), job entry, employment retention and advancement, and earning)?
  • What can be learned about how best to implement these programs for this population (what implementation and/or systems components are related to programs outputs and outcomes)?
  • What key components appear necessary or contribute to the success of these programs?

Additionally this contract provides for the design and ongoing support for the HPOG Performance Reporting System (PRS), a web-based management information system. This system supports the collection of data that is used for performance management across all 32 grantees; the data is also used by OPRE’s designated evaluation teams for analyses at the participant, program, and grantee levels. This contract also provides for coordination among the components of OPRE’s research and evaluation portfolio for HPOG.

This work is being conducted through a contract to Abt Associates and its subcontractor The Urban Institute.

The point of contact is Hilary Forster.

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