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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.

Montefiore Medical Center focuses on promoting healthier neighborhoods through commitment to community and population health. They are helping build healthcare workforce development opportunities for residents of the Bronx, New York and its surrounding communities. Montefiore Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Visit disclaimer page provides support to its participants to complete home health aide training, obtain employment, and pursue career advancement. To date, Montefiore HPOG has helped hundreds along career pathways to self-sufficiency.

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

This blog post was published in the original HPOG Blog on February 4, 2015.

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.

Living in the poorest county in New York State, residents of the Bronx in New York City face significant challenges. In 2017, the Bronx was deemed the unhealthiest county in the state for the eighth year in a row. Unemployment rates are almost 50 percent higher than state average. Almost half of the children in the borough live in poverty.

Montefiore Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program Visit disclaimer page is fighting these statistics by building healthier neighborhoods through a commitment to community health. The program creates opportunities for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals by offering workforce skills development in the healthcare field.