Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants 2.0 Snapshots

Publication Date: July 15, 2020

Introduction

The Tribal HPOG 2.0 program supports demonstration projects that provide TANF recipients and other low-income individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the healthcare field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand. NORC at the University of Chicago is leading a comprehensive implementation and outcome evaluation of the Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program. Evaluation technical assistance is an important component of the evaluation of the Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program.

The tribal evaluation team works closely with the Tribal HPOG 2.0 grantees to implement the evaluation and respond to technical assistance requests. As the Tribal HPOG 2.0 grantees implemented their programs and began to see outcomes in their communities, they requested technical assistance to develop a product that highlights program outcomes. In response to this request, the tribal evaluation team worked with each grantee to develop a one page brief highlighting each Tribal HPOG 2.0 program. The briefs feature descriptive results from the HPOG Participant Accomplishment and Grant Evaluation System (PAGES) as well as qualitative data from the Tribal HPOG 2.0 evaluation.

Explore the Program Snapshot for each Tribal HPOG 2.0 grantee by clicking on their name in the list below:

Purpose

The purpose of each grantee snapshot is to highlight key features of each Tribal HPOG 2.0 program and describe outcomes from the first four years of program implementation.

Key Findings and Highlights

  • HPOG participants are trained in a variety of professions to meet the workforce demands in their region.
  • Grantees work with an underserved population in their journey towards self-sufficiency. Many program participants have annual incomes below $10,000, are receiving public assistance at intake, and have no post-secondary education.
  • Grantees work with a variety of state and local partners, including academic institutions, social service organizations, and employers to implement their programs.
  • Grantees provide a variety of supportive services to reduce barriers to completing training and obtaining employment.

Methods

The tribal evaluation team is conducting a comprehensive implementation and outcome evaluation grounded in culturally appropriate approaches. The tribal evaluation team used qualitative data collected during annual site visits to each of the tribal grantees, including focus groups with program participants and interviews with program staff, local employers, program completers and non-completers, and other stakeholders. The tribal evaluation team also used program operations data collected through the HPOG Participant Accomplishment and Grantee Evaluation System (PAGES) and other program documentation.

Citation

Meit, M., Tolbert, E., Fromknecht, C. and Hafford, C. (2020). “Program Snapshot: Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board Pathways to Healthcare Professions.” OPRE Report #2020-25, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Meit, M., Tolbert, E., Fromknecht, C. and Hafford, C. (2020). "Program Snapshot: The Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. HPOG Program: Creating Pathways to Brighter Futures.” OPRE Report #2020-29, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Meit, M., Tolbert, E., Fromknecht, C. and Hafford, C. (2020). “Program Snapshot: Cankdeska Cikana Community College Next Steps II.” OPRE Report #2020-57, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Hafford, C., Fromknecht, C., Tolbert, E., and Meit, M. (2020). “Program Snapshot: Turtle Mountain Community College HEART Project.” OPRE Report #2020-76, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Meit, M., Fromknecht, C., Tolbert, E., and Hafford, C. (2020). “Program Snapshot: Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Healthcare-UTE Project (HCUTE).” OPRE Report #2020-77, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Glossary

HPOG:
Health Profession Opportunity Grants
CCCC:
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
CITC:
Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.
GPTCHB:
Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board
TMCC:
Turtle Mountain Community College
UMUT:
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
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