The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Impact Study used an experimental design to examine the short-term impacts of HPOG 1.0 on participants’ educational and economic outcomes at 15 months after random assignment. The study includes 42 local HPOG programs implemented by 23 of the 32 HPOG 1.0 grantees (those awarded in 2010). In 19 of the 42 programs, the evaluation also analyzed how certain program enhancements—emergency assistance, non-cash incentives, and facilitated peer support—might improve on impacts of the “standard” HPOG program. Additionally, the evaluation used non-experimental methods to examine the relative contributions of various program characteristics.
The study’s key evaluation questions include:
- What impacts do HPOG programs as a group have on the outcomes of participants and their families?
- To what extent do these impacts vary across selected subpopulations?
- Which locally adopted program components influence average impacts?
- To what extent does participation in a particular HPOG component(s) change the impact?
- To what extent do specific program enhancements have impacts, relative to the “standard” HPOG program?
The Career Pathways Intermediate Outcomes Study and the Career Pathways Long-term Outcomes Study are continuing to track HPOG Impact Study participants, following up approximately three and six years after random assignment, respectively, to assess intermediate and longer term impacts.
The HPOG Impact Study was led by Abt Associates in partnership with The Urban Institute.
Point(s) of contact: Nicole Constance and Hilary Bruck.
Information collections related to this project have been reviewed and approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs under OMB #0970-0394. Related materials are available at the HPOG 1.0 information collection page on RegInfo.gov Visit disclaimer page .
The most currently approved documents are accessible by clicking on the ICR Ref. No. with the most recent conclusion date. To access the information collections (E.g. interviews, surveys, protocols), click on View Information Collection (IC) List. Click on View Supporting Statement and Other Documents to access other supplementary documents.