HPOG Success Story: Frank at Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. (CITC)

Publication Date: August 30, 2021

Anchorage, AK

CITC Health Professions Opportunity Program (HPOG)

Who:
Frank is a proud Alaskan Native and military veteran.

When: Enrolled: 2019; Employed: 2021
He was accepted into the CITC Health Professions Opportunity Program (HPOG) Visit disclaimer page in March 2019 and started medical office assistant (MOA) training. He completed training in November 2020, passed the National Healthcareer Association certification exam, and is currently employed.

Why: Improve His Life
Frank was living on social security disability insurance and wanted to improve his quality of life.

Where: Anchorage, AK
He completed his coursework at the National Healthcare Association in Anchorage, AK. He obtained employment with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC).   

What: Medical Administrative Assistant
While training, he received support services such as a bus pass, food support, and a laptop. Frank obtained certifications in professionalism in healthcare, first aid, and basic life support. He is now working as a medical administrative assistant for one of the largest and comprehensive tribal health organizations in the U.S., earning $13 per hour.

“I am grateful for the HPOG program and [the State of Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation] for their assistance... I received help with bus passes, a computer, printer paper and more.” - Frank

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HPOG Success Story: Frank at Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. (CITC) (PDF)

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