This paper offers real data to provide HPOG grantees and other workforce development projects with insight into career pathway strategies that may be overlooked. In particular, it explores a phenomenon referred to as "the benefits cliffs effect." It examines families that encounter benefits cliffs in eight states and describes strategies for working with HPOG participants and other low-income individuals to confront it.
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.
Our newest infographic visually presents the findings of the Tribal HPOG Program Evaluation Final Report, which shows that all five of the Tribal HPOG grantees established programs that led to healthcare training completion and employment.
This report presents findings from two components of the National Implementation Evaluation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG): the Descriptive Implementation Study and the Outcome Study. These two studies address the following two major research questions:
How are health profession training programs being implemented across the grantee sites?
What individual-level outputs and outcomes occur?
Overall, the two studies found that HPOG programs generally reached their target enrollment levels, and that the majority of participants completed their course(s) of study and found healthcare jobs. However, many of those first jobs after leaving the program were entry-level positions at relatively low-wages.
Visit OPRE’s website to learn about the design of the evaluation to assess implementation, systems change, and outcomes of the 27 non-tribal HPOG 1.0 Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) programs awarded in 2010. You can also access all reports on the evaluation on this website.