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Health Careers NW (HCNW) Visit disclaimer page provides healthcare training and job search assistance to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, and individuals covered under Medicaid through the Oregon Health Plan.

This success story video features Stephanie Salinas, who is an example of how HPOG can take the aspirations and experiences of participants and help turn them into achievement. Stephanie's involvement with Alamo Colleges HPOG in San Antonio, TX helped her persevere to overcome personal and professional difficulties. Her success story is an example of a carefully constructed and collective effort.

Uriah Keith faced many challenges growing up in Anchorage, Alaska. With his young son in mind, he decided to change his life for the better. After receiving recovery assistance from Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC), and with the support and training provided by their HPOG program, he is giving back to community members and enjoying a life of success and well-being.

The HPOG program serves participants who are diverse in age, gender, native language, cultural background, and geographic location.

Empowerment, accountability, cooperation, and hope: these are the common themes that link Project HOPE with motivated young people seeking a career in the healthcare industry. Project HOPE is a powerful example of how HPOG can empower grantees to change lives.

Josselin Maceda transformed the negative forces in her life into inspiration that fueled her passion to succeed. Her engagement with the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County Visit disclaimer page is a true Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program success story.

International Rescue Committee (IRC), a refugee assistance program, provides navigation services for some clients of the San Diego Workforce Partnership Visit disclaimer page (SDWP). IRC is one of many partners providing medical training and support services for the San Diego Workforce Partnership. IRC was instrumental in helping Pas along her journey to career success. They helped Pas enter SDWP’s Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program funded by the Office of Family Assistance. With the support of the HPOG grant she enrolled in the medical administration program at U.S. Colleges in San Diego and completed her training in February 2014.

Hostos Community College proves that personalized case management and career services are the keys to successful employment in healthcare.

For their Allied Health Career Pipeline Program Visit disclaimer page , Hostos Community College utilizes a three-phase case management approach to ensure successful outcomes: Orientation to Training, Completion to Career Services, and Career Services to Employment. By focusing on student engagement and individual case management throughout the program, students are motivated, supported, and empowered to achieve their goals.

With funding from the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program, Southern Oregon Health Occupations Poverty Elimination project (SOHOPE) Visit disclaimer page 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.

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 Visit disclaimer page 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.