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  • HPOG Success Story: Catrina at Southland Health Care Forum

    In November 2013, Catrina came to the Southland Health Care Forum (SHCF), a Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program funded by the Office of Family Assistance, after experiencing a number of set-backs in her life. Her contentious divorce just finalized, she was in danger of losing her home and had not worked in four years. Catrina faced the daunting task of rebuilding her life and becoming self-sufficient.
  • HPOG Employer Driven Career Pathways Video

    The HPOG Employer Driven Career Pathways video features Montefiore HPOG, an HPOG grantee at the forefront of meeting healthcare workforce challenges in its community. The video shows how Montefiore works closely with employer partners and other stakeholders in the borough of the Bronx in order to start their participants on a career pathway and address the critical need for qualified home health aides who can provide competent, compassionate care.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Buffalo and Erie Workforce Development Consortium, Workforce Skills

    The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium Inc.’s HPOG Buffalo program offers training for high-demand healthcare occupations to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and low-income adults.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Volunteers of America Texas, Partnerships

    Volunteers of America Texas HPOG Program (VOATX) helps inspire HPOG participants to see their own potential. The program provides opportunities for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income persons in Houston, Texas, to get education, vocational training, and living wage employment in high-demand positions in the healthcare industry.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: GPTCHB, Partnership and Workforce Skills

    The Great Plains region faces a shortage of workers in many healthcare professions. The Pathways to Healthcare Professions (PHP) Program, funded by the Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG), seeks to fill these positions. They provide education and training to low-income individuals.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Hostos Community College, Workforce Skills

    The Allied Health Career Pipeline Program (Pipeline Program) Career Services team learned that many students who completed the program were not reporting their job placement. It seemed this oversight was, in part, due to difficulties adjusting to their new schedules.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: CCC, Partnerships and Recruitment

    Over their seven-year relationship with HPOG, Central Community College (CCC) has helped over 1,600 students achieve their dreams of entering the high-demand healthcare field through Project HELP (Health Education Laddering Program).
  • HPOG Promising Practice: ABC, Testing Preparation Services

    To provide the tools needed for long-term self-sufficiency, Action for a Better Community Inc., (ABC) offers supportive services that focus on helping participants achieve the minimum reading and math proficiencies necessary to pass state level healthcare exams.
  • Participant Pathway Graphic Visualization

    Our newest graphic visualization illustrates how the HPOG program helps participants start a pathway to financial self-sufficiency. The resource gives an overview of the program from participant engagement, enrollment, and training to career readiness, graduation, and employment. Download a printable version of the Participant Pathway graphic visualization below.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: CSIU, Partnerships and Recruitment

    The act of juggling a full-time career and personal life can be overwhelming. The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) is a regional education agency servicing 11 counties in Central Pennsylvania. Through its WATCH program, funded by the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program, CSIU partners with local employers and educational facilities. The partnerships aim to set realistic expectations of what life will be like outside of a classroom.