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  • HPOG Promising Practice: Montefiore Medical Center–Education, Training, and Support Services (New)

    Published: October 18, 2019
    Montefiore’s Health Professions Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program provides education and training to TANF recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the healthcare field. Montefiore HPOG partners with Montefiore Home Care divisions, local Home Health Aide training agencies, and a variety of community-based organizations to provide entry to jobs that are expected to be in high demand due to labor shortages. These strong partnerships provide participants a wide variety of high-quality services to help build a healthcare career.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Chicago State University–Education, Training, and Support Services (New)

    Published: October 10, 2019
    In collaboration with Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) and South Suburban College (SSC), Chicago State University administers the Partnership to STEP-UP in Health Careers HPOG program. The program is an evidence-based, multi-institution collaboration that uses a multitiered approach to career laddering. STEP-UP aims to provide career pathways for high demand health professions through training and support services that help participants reach the highest level of their career trajectory.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Community Action Project of Tulsa County, Inc.–Recruitment

    Published: October 3, 2019
    The CareerAdvance program at Community Action Project of Tulsa County (CAP Tulsa) is so popular, it received more applications than it could effectively process. The high volume of applications made it difficult to select candidates that possessed the necessary qualifications, desire, and skills to successfully complete the program.
  • HPOG Proactive Case Management Video

    Published: September 25, 2019
    This video explores the role of the Navigator in guiding HPOG participants through barriers to individualized healthcare career pathways at Health Workforce for the Future in King County, Washington.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Buffalo and Erie Workforce Development Consortium, Partnership–Employment Strategies

    Published: September 11, 2019
    Now in its third program year, HPOG Buffalo experienced difficulty recruiting Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training candidates. After reaching out to several employer partners in search of collaborative opportunities, HPOG Buffalo discovered a way to enhance their service offering and attract more CNA candidates.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Zepf Center, Education, Training, and Support Services

    Published: September 5, 2019
    The Northwest Ohio Pathway to Healthcare Careers (NOPHC) program empowers low-income individuals to obtain education and training needed for the healthcare field. NOPHC training and support is administered by NetWORK, a workforce division of Toledo’s Zepf Center.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, Partnership – Education, Training, and Support Services

    Published: August 23, 2019
    To boost class attendance and completion, the Work Attributes Toward Careers in Health (WATCH) Project provides tailored, whole family assistance to parents striving to achieve their health education goals. With funding from a Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG), the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) is using a national model to overcome family obstacles and increase completion of healthcare career training.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Edmonds Community College, Partnership–Recruitment

    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

    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

    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.