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  • HPOG Promising Practice: Missouri Department of Social Services–Recruitment

    Published: February 5, 2020
    In promoting their Healthcare Industry Training and Education (HITE) program, the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) wanted to go above and beyond traditional marketing efforts such as flyers and handouts. To better reach a younger, more modern audience, they took their outreach online, and used social media to spread the word about their HPOG program.
  • HPOG Success Story: Sam at Pima County Community College

    Published: February 5, 2020
    At the age of 39, Sam found himself unemployed. After working for a major airline for over a decade, he was laid off. Sam felt helpless and decided to go to the Pima County One Stop for help. Sam started another job with the airline but was soon laid off again. Sam returned to the One Stop to meet with his case manager. He was frustrated with the lack of opportunity in the airline industry, and decided it was time for a change. Sam mentioned an interest in healthcare to his case manager. She gave him information on Pima Community College's Nursing Assistant (NA) program. Sam struggled through the NA program. He was managing academic challenges, substance abuse, and crippling financial debt. After completing the NA program, Sam knew he wanted to progress further in the healthcare field and set his sights on the Practical Nurse (PN) program. His One Stop case manager introduced him to Pima Community College's HPOG program, HPOG Health Career Opportunities with Personalized Educational Supports (HOPES).
  • HPOG Promising Practice: The WorkPlace, Inc. – Education, Training, & Support Services

    Published: January 30, 2020
    Southwestern Connecticut’s The WorkPlace serves as its Workforce Development Board, helping job seekers prepare for careers and strengthening the workforce for employers. Their Health CareeRx Academy program focuses specifically on preparing participants for careers in the healthcare field.
  • HPOG Success Story: Rosa at Central Community College

    Published: January 30, 2020
    A language barrier couldn't stop her desire to pursue a career in healthcare. When Rosa moved to Nebraska with her husband in 2017, she left a long career in healthcare behind in Puerto Rico. She held a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Sciences, and spent many years working as a registered nurse and nursing instructor. Even with her experience, Rosa faced barriers to healthcare education and a career in the U.S. She had only studied basic English in Puerto Rico. She knew she would have to overcome this obstacle to continue her career in nursing. In February 2018, Rosa began studying English at Platte Valley Literacy Association in Columbus, NE. She told her English instructor she still wanted to work in the healthcare field. Her instructor referred her to the Health Education Laddering Program (Project HELP), her local HPOG program, for support.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Schenectady County Community College - Recruitment and Education, Training, & Support Services

    Published: January 21, 2020
    Since 1965, Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP) has pursued alleviating poverty, by helping people to help themselves. Through various programs, they support and empower individuals to build upon their personal resources and abilities to rise out of poverty and become self-sufficient. With the Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG), SCAP partnered with Schenectady County Community College’s Upstate Partnership for Healthcare Pathways (UPHP) program to enroll low-income job seekers in healthcare training.
  • HPOG Success Story: Kayla at Workforce Development Board SDA-83, Inc.

    Published: January 21, 2020
    Kayla moved to Kilbourne, Louisiana at the age of 17. She came from a family that struggled with addiction, early motherhood, and heartache. She left high school when she was five months pregnant. Kayla received her GED shortly after the birth of her first child, but was unsure what to do next. During childhood, she struggled with ADHD, bullying and an unstable home life. Kayla's educational experience was negative. Teachers were not supportive and told her she would never amount to anything. Kayla met her husband in 2007, and they had four more daughters. Together, they found God and raised their five children. Kayla's husband worked long hours to provide for them. They lived paycheck to paycheck, and their daughters often went without. Kayla believed a higher power had big plans for her but wasn't quite sure what they were. Eventually Kayla heard her calling at church to become a nurse. She worried about the commitment and time away from her children it would take. She deliberated, but knew it was the right choice. She applied to nursing school and was accepted. Now she needed to find a way to pay for school.
  • Marriage Penalties in Means-Tested Tax and Transfer Programs

    Published: January 20, 2020
    An important report published by ACF’s Office of Family Assistance sheds light on the impact of “marriage penalties” in means-tested programs. 
  • HPOG Success Story: Angelica at Goodwill Industries of the Valleys

    Published: January 15, 2020
    Being born without the ability to hear can make someone feel limited in their career. Angelica found this to be especially true in the field of healthcare. After many years working a retail job, she was ready for a change. Angelica applied to many local healthcare facilities looking for tuition help with certified nurse's aide (CNA) training, but was denied time after time. Angelica mentioned to one of her coworkers that she was looking to get into the healthcare field. That is when she learned about GoodCare, her local HPOG program facilitated by Goodwill Industries of the Valleys.
  • Promising Practice: San Jacinto Community College District–Education, Training, & Support Services and Employment Strategies

    Published: January 10, 2020
    San Jacinto College re-engages and incentivizes students to complete their training. In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey devastated much of the Houston area, affecting many students and staff of the San Jacinto Community College District both financially and emotionally. After the storm, the college’s Health Career Pathways Partnership HPOG program struggled to maintain its relationships with students. This took a major toll on the program’s ability to create successful pathways towards employment. To address these issues, San Jacinto College made efforts to staff up after displaced staff and faculty caused high turnover. The College then set out to implement a student re-engagement strategy to bring participants back into the fold.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Kansas Department of Commerce–Education, Training, and Support Services

    Published: December 18, 2019
    For students participating in the Kansas Health Opportunity Project (KHPOP), a firm educational foundation is a critical factor in program completion. Thanks to funding provided by the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program, Basic Skills Training has proven to be an essential component in laying the groundwork to set participants up for success.