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  • HPOG Promising Practice: Edmonds Community College, Partnership–Recruitment (New)

    Published: August 20, 2019
    Edmonds Community College in Washington State manages Innovations in Creating Access to Careers in Health (I-CATCH). Funded by Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG), the program makes healthcare training accessible to low-income and underrepresented individuals such as recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). I-CATCH delivers healthcare training through Edmonds Community College, Everett Community College, and Skagit Valley College.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board–Education, Training, and Support Services (New)

    Published: August 12, 2019
    Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) manages the Health Careers Advancement Project (Health CAP), funded by the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program. In 2018, Health CAP developed a strategic relationship with EASTCONN, Eastern Connecticut’s adult education providers to develop and conduct HPOG bootcamps at three Workforce Alliance training sites to increase healthcare training access. Participants complete a two-week employability and work readiness skills course. Included within is a basic skills introduction, contextualized for the healthcare field, to prepare them for entry-level vocational training.
  • HPOG 2.0: Fostering HPOG and TANF Partnerships for Participant Success (New)

    Published: August 7, 2019
    The purpose of this paper is to offer technical assistance to current HPOG grantees and other workforce development projects that serve customers receiving TANF benefits. This paper provides tips on creating and maintaining successful partnerships with TANF agencies and other organizations that serve the same customers as the HPOG grants.
  • HPOG Whole Family Approach Infographic (New)

    Published: August 7, 2019
    The Whole Family Approach allows HPOG grantees to support current and future generations of parents, caregivers, and children on the path to economic mobility by aligning child-focused and adult-focused services.
  • Employer Investment in HPOG

    Published: July 23, 2019
    This paper will examine what deep employer engagement looks like and which elements of the HPOG Program and actions by grantees provided the incentive for employers to engage with the program and its participants. It will outline the nuts and bolts of several HPOG grantees’ employer partnerships and pull out promising practices.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Alamo Colleges District, Partnership – Employment Strategies

    Published: July 23, 2019
    True collaboration with employer partners opens sustainable pathways to employment success. From participant preparation to job placement, a robust commitment to communication and collaboration with employers makes this program buzz with promise. The Alamo Community College District’s Health Profession Opportunity Grants (Alamo HPOG) program is reaching Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals in San Antonio, Texas. The program’s emphasis includes public housing recipients, individuals with limited English proficiency, veterans, and people with disabilities.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, Partnership – Education, Training, and Support Services

    Published: July 23, 2019
    Career Navigators let students take the lead on their own career pathway advancement, guided by self-generated career plans. The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County utilizes Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program funds for its Health Workforce for the Future (HWF) program as it seeks to help TANF recipients and low-income individuals in King County, Washington enter and advance in the healthcare field.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, Employment Strategies – Education, Training, and Support Services

    Published: July 19, 2019
    New online courses plus enhanced learning opportunities equals increased participant enthusiasm and training completion. By making strategic changes and additions to its healthcare training program, GoodCare is paving the way to greater student satisfaction and employment.
  • Health Information Technician Career Pathway Infographic

    Published: July 12, 2019
    Our Health Information Technician Career Pathway Infographic visually depicts the journey from education to career advancement for students entering the field as a Medical Records and Health Information Technician.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Rogue Community College , Employment Strategies – Education, Training, and Support

    Published: July 12, 2019
    With funding from the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program, Southern Oregon Health Occupations Poverty Elimination project (SOHOPE) provides financial assistance for eligible students to become educated, trained, and certified in high-demand healthcare careers through Rogue Community College’s Allied Health Occupations department. Two out of every three program applicants are randomly selected to receive paid tuition and fees, textbooks, and supplies as well as job placement and support services designed to promote higher levels of achievement and success.