Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (Tribal HPOG 2.0 Evaluation), 2015-2021

In 2015, OPRE awarded a contract to Abt Associates, in partnership with MEF Associates, Insight Policy Research, Urban Institute, and NORC at the University of Chicago, to conduct impact, outcome, and implementation studies of the second round of grants awarded under the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program. The five Tribal HPOG 2.0 grantees are participating in a comprehensive implementation and outcome study led by NORC at the University of Chicago. The five Tribal HPOG 2.0 grantees are:

  • Cankdeska Cikana Community College in North Dakota;
  • Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board in South Dakota;
  • Turtle Mountain Community College in North Dakota;
  • Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado; and
  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council in Alaska.

The Tribal HPOG 2.0 evaluation is rigorously assessing the HPOG programs administered by the Tribal grantees, using sound scientific methods and grounded in culturally appropriate approaches. The Tribal evaluation is guided by the principles outlined in the Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities, developed by the Child Welfare Research and Evaluation Tribal Workgroup.

The Tribal evaluation is using a mixed-methods approach and collecting quantitative and qualitative data from multiple sources. The research questions focus on the Tribal HPOG programs’ structure, processes, and outcomes.

Point(s) of contact: Amelia Popham and Nicol Valdez

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This report summarizes:

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The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program is administered by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In September 2015, ACF awarded a second round of HPOG grants to 32 organizations, including five tribal organizations. These grant awards support demonstration projects that provide eligible individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand.

This practice brief is the first in a series of practice briefs being developed by the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation team...

The Tribal HPOG 2.0 evaluation will rigorously assess the HPOG programs administered by the Tribal grantees, using sound scientific methods and grounded in culturally appropriate approaches. The Tribal evaluation will be guided by the principles outlined in the Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities, developed by the Child Welfare Research and Evaluation Tribal Workgroup.