In 2015, OPRE awarded a contract to Abt Associates, in partnership with MEF Policy 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 grantees are participating in a comprehensive implementation and outcome study led by NORC at the University of Chicago.
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.