The Health Education Laddering Program (HELP)Visit disclaimer page at Central Community College (CCC) is no stranger to growth. Along with project partners Southeast Community College, Northeast Community College, and Mid-Plains Community College, CCC engages TANF recipients and other low-income individuals in healthcare education and training. The ultimate goal is to place them on a career pathway to healthcare occupations that pay well and are in high demand. Through scaling up their strategies and interventions over time, Project HELP has gone from one college serving a 14,000-squaremile, 25-county service area to four colleges serving a 60,382-square-mile, 77-county service area.
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.