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As part of a larger design thinking project, the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program co-created two models of instructor engagement with instructors across its HPOG 1.0 grantees: The World Café and Designing with Stakeholders.  A number of HPOG programs volunteered to pilot these methods in their program to (1) improve collaboration between instructors and HPOG staff, and (2) engage instructors in devising innovative strategies to improve student persistence.  The publication “Using the World Café to Improve Instructor Engagement: A Guide for Health Profession Opportunity Grants Programs” describes the World Café pilot projects and the experiences of the grantees who participated.


Not familiar with design thinking?  At its heart, design thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving.  It consists of a set of tools that focus on empathy for the end-user in the creation and consideration of any solution.

This report presents findings from the Systems Change Analysis of the 27 non-tribal HPOG grantees funded in 2010, which operated 49 programs. This study addresses the major research question: What changes to the service delivery system are associated with program implementation? For detailed information, review the Systems Change under the Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program Report.

Take a look at life outside the classroom for the average HPOG 2.0 participant at the time of enrollment with the newest infographic from HPOG.

This video showcases the different ways HPOG grantees and stakeholders build partnerships to ensure they are meeting the needs of their communities.

The new HPOG Participant Pathway 2D animation brings to life the pathway participants follow to financial self-sufficiency. The video gives an overview of the program from participant engagement, enrollment, and training to career readiness, graduation, and employment.

Our newest graphic visualization illustrates how the HPOG program helps participants start a pathway to financial self-sufficiency. The resource gives an overview of the program from participant engagement, enrollment, and training to career readiness, graduation, and employment. Download a printable version of the Participant Pathway graphic visualization below.

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.

The newest video from HPOG features HPOG partners in Buffalo, NY that demonstrate the impact thoughtful investment by HPOG instructors has on participant success. HPOG instructors are more than just teachers. They are industry veterans helping students in and out of the classroom by offering additional tutoring, communicating student needs with HPOG case managers, and supporting post-certification education and employment.

This animation provides a glimpse into the lives of HPOG participants and the supportive services that help carry them through their day.

This video showcases different HPOG participants commenting on their individual HPOG journeys towards success.