In 2016, OPRE awarded a second round of Health Profession Opportunity Grants University Partnership Research Grants, referred to as HPOGUP 2.0. These grants augmented OPRE’s multi-pronged evaluation strategy for HPOG by funding university research teams that partnered with HPOG program grantees. Through these partnerships, the teams aimed to conduct research and evaluation studies focused on questions relevant to HPOG program goals and objectives and benefit the broader employment and self-sufficiency research field. HPOGUP 2.0 grants were awarded to the following universities:
- Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP), conducting a study titled, Study of Career Advancement and Quality Jobs in Health Care in partnership with the WorkPlace, Inc. in Bridgeport, Connecticut;
- Loyola University of Chicago, conducting a study titled, Evaluation of Goal-Directed Psychological Capital and Employer Coaching in Health Profession Opportunity Development in partnership with Chicago State University in Chicago, Illinois;
- Northwestern University, Institute for Policy Research, conducting a study titled, The Northwestern University Two-Generation Study (NU2Gen) of Parent and Child Human Capital Advancement in partnership with the Community Action Project of Tulsa County, (CAP Tulsa) in Oklahoma.
Point(s) of contact: Amelia Popham