Collaborative partnerships between Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) programs and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) agencies build a foundation for empowerment and self-sufficiency through healthcare training and individualized support services.
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.
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.