Evaluation and System Design for Career Pathways Programs: 2nd Generation of HPOG, 2014-2019

Project Overview

The purpose of this project is to provide recommendations for the design of an evaluation to assess the implementation, outcomes, systems change, and impacts of the second round of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) awarded in September 2015. Additionally, this project built and provides ongoing maintenance and support for the HPOG Participant Accomplishment and Grant Evaluation System (PAGES), a web-based management information system, to track grantee progress for program management and to record grantee and participant data for use in the evaluation.

This work is being conducted through a contract to Abt Associates and its subcontractors The Urban Institute and AKA Enterprise Solutions.

The points of contact are Hilary Forster and Lauren Deutsch.

  • Targeting Higher Skills and Healthcare Jobs: How HPOG Grantees Set and Use Performance Goals

    Published: February 7, 2019

    In 2015, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the second round of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (“HPOG 2.0”) to 32 grantees in 21 states, including five tribal organizations. The purpose of the...

  • Career Prospects for Certified Nursing Assistants: Insights for Training Programs and Policymakers from the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program

    Published: September 27, 2018

    The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program awards grants to organizations that provide education and training to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals...

  • Health Profession Opportunity Grants 2.0: Year Two Annual Report (2016–17)

    Published: August 10, 2018

    The Year 2 Annual Report describes results for participants in the second round of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program (HPOG 2.0) from the beginning of the Program through the end of Year 2 (September 30, 2015 through September 29, 2017). HPOG 2.0 grants are awarded to organizations to provide education and training to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals for healthcare occupations that pay well and are in high demand. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded this second round of five-year grants in 2015. Grants funds are disbursed annually to 32 grantees in 21 states, including five tribal organizations. Through the end of Year 2 of HPOG 2.0, grantees enrolled more than 14,700 participants.

  • Health Profession Opportunity Grants 2.0: Year One Annual Report (2015–16)

    Published: July 18, 2017

    This report describes the first year of the second round of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program (“HPOG 2.0”). HPOG 2.0 provides education and training to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals for healthcare occupations that pay well and are in high demand. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded this second round of five-year grants in 2015...

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