National Implementation Evaluation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants, 2012-2018

The National Implementation Evaluation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) included the 27 non-tribal HPOG 1.0 programs (those awarded in 2010) and had three major components—a Descriptive Implementation Study, a Systems Change Analysis, and an Outcome Study. Collectively, these three studies were designed to address the following research questions:

  1. How are health professions training programs implemented across the HPOG 1.0 grantee sites?
  2. What changes to the service delivery system are associated with program implementation?
  3. What individual-level outputs and outcomes occur?

Data collected during the HPOG National Implementation Evaluation has been archived for secondary analysis with the Inter-university Consortium on Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. OPRE’s Archived Data page has more information on this data and other data available for secondary analysis

The evaluation was led by Abt Associates in partnership with The Urban Institute.

The points of contact are Hilary Bruck and Amelia Popham.

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