The Partnership to STEP UP in Health Careers (STEP-UP)Visit disclaimer page program at Chicago State University (CSU) provides healthcare training and career laddering for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals. They serve participants in the city of Chicago, especially the south side and southern suburbs.
Edmonds College manages Innovations in Creating Access To Healthcare (I-CATCH)Visit disclaimer page . 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 at multiple community college partners, including Whatcom Community College.
Rogue Community College’s Southern Oregon Health Occupations Poverty Elimination (SOHOPE) project prepares Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other low-income residents for healthcare careers, ranging from nursing assistant and pharmacy technicians to emergency medical technicians. Throughout the program, participants receive support services such as transportation and childcare assistance, academic advising, and job placement support, which help ensure steady progress through training.
Montefiore Medical Center’s Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program provides participants with healthcare training, employment placement, and support services in the boroughs of the Bronx and Manhattan, as well as Westchester County. Their goal is to advance careers in the healthcare field. Montefiore’s extensive partner network ensures long-term career opportunities for their participants.
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GTPCHB) facilitates their Health Profession Opportunity Grant, the Pathways to Healthcare Program (PHP)Visit disclaimer page to assist Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and qualified low-income individuals. Through healthcare education and training, PHP hopes to create healthier and more sustainable tribal communities in the rural areas they serve.
Health-Care Ute Project (HCUTE) uses Distance Education to connect rural, at-risk adult members of the Ute Mountain Ute TribeVisit disclaimer page with post-secondary education. Education options for reservation Natives are usually inaccessible and unfamiliar. The few tribal members who leave often find the experience culturally intimidating, and dropout rates are high. For those who succeed, they do not return to the reservation after accepting jobs in their field, which weakens the local infrastructure.