Health Profession Opportunity Grants University Partnership 2.0 (HPOGUP 2.0) Research Grants, 2016 – 2020

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

Related Resources

This is the landing page for a synthesis report that summarizes lessons learned and early findings from the Health Profession Opportunity Grants University Partnerships (HPOG UP) 2.0 research grants following the end of the grant cycle in September 2020.

The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program funds demonstration projects that provide training and education to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the healthcare field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages...