The HPOG program serves participants who are diverse in age, gender, native language, cultural background, and geographic location. Their challenges include few employment opportunities, financial stress, personal medical issues, and caring for dependent family members. Despite these challenges, with HPOG assistance, all of these individuals have taken the first steps on their chosen career paths in occupations such as nursing, health information, and laboratory technology. The healthcare field is enriched by the resilience and determination these new employees bring from their own experience.
The Compendium of Success Stories 2012 captures some of the inspiring journeys of real program participants and shows the kind of transformation that is possible through HPOG. The stories included were identified by the grantees themselves, with full consent from the individual participants to use their names and stories.
- PDF 2012 Compendium of Success Stories (1,377.99 KB)