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.
Health Professions Opportunity Grants BuffaloVisit disclaimer page at the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium prepares individuals for employment in healthcare jobs offering advancement opportunities along a career ladder. Over the five years of the grant, HPOG Buffalo lost contact with many participants after they completed a healthcare training. Staff phone calls and emails to reach out to past participants went unanswered. HPOG Buffalo was ready to try something new.
The Health Careers Advancement Project (Health CAP)Visit disclaimer page at Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, Inc. provides opportunities for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals to obtain occupational training in the high-demand field of healthcare. Health CAP uses a case management model proven to deliver coordinated, integrated services to help participants achieve self-sufficiency.
In April 2018, Work Attributes Toward Careers in Health (WATCH)Visit disclaimer page , a Health Profession Opportunity Grant in central Pennsylvania, noted rapid job growth in three occupations: Medical Front Office (MFO), Medical Billing and Coding (MB), and Electronic Health Records (EHR). They also saw a growing need for training options with flexible scheduling to accommodate individuals with employment and family obligations. Their efforts to integrate online healthcare training became the marker of program success when the COVID-19 pandemic moved most training and case management online.
The Northwest Ohio Pathway to Healthcare Careers (NOPHC)Visit disclaimer page Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program at Zepf Center focuses on helping low-income individuals obtain the education and training needed to pursue a job in the healthcare field. This project also builds upon the community Bridges out of Poverty initiative, which focuses on empowering people to progress out of poverty.
Whatcom Community College (WCC) added the Innovations in Creating Access to Careers in Healthcare Grant (I-CATCH)Visit disclaimer page program to their campus in October 2018. The I-CATCH program is open to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and low-income individuals looking for a new career in healthcare. WCC’s addition of I-CATCH opened training and support services to more people in Washington state. It also brought a new approach to I-CATCH participant coaching. The WCC I-CATCH program uses a student-centered coaching approach, which focuses on utilizing campus and community resources to fund and support students’ personal needs. The coaching also keeps employment in mind through every step of the student’s academic progression.
CareerAdvance Healthcare Job Training ProgramVisit disclaimer page at the Community Action Project of Tulsa County, Inc (CAP Tulsa) is a free healthcare career training program. They offer coaching, education, training, and job opportunities for low-income families in Tulsa. CareerAdvance helps participants build the academic skills necessary to enter a healthcare training program, earn an industry recognized certificate, and find employment through local partner employers.