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

Project Overview

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.

The points of contact are Amelia Popham, Hilary Bruck, and Nicol Valdez.

  • Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants 2.0 Snapshots

    Published: May 8, 2020

    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...

  • Implementing Healthcare Career Pathway Training Programs in Rural Settings: Responsive Approaches by Tribal HPOG 2.0 Grantees

    Published: February 5, 2020

    This practice brief is one in a series developed by the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants 2.0 evaluation team. The briefs are used to disseminate findings from the evaluation of the Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program. The Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program supports demonstration projects that provide eligible 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...

  • Informing the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Evaluation Design: A Brief Review of the Literature

    Published: November 3, 2017

    This report summarizes:

    • the findings from a review of the literature on tribal research oversight,
    • approaches to conducting evaluations in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, and
    • strategies and models used to implement programs similar to the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Program...
  • Principles to Guide Research with Tribal Communities: The Tribal HPOG 2.0 Evaluation in Action

    Published: November 3, 2017

    This practice brief summarizes how the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation team applied the findings from the their literature review and the values of the Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities to inform the Tribal HPOG 2.0 evaluation approach.

  • Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Tribal Evaluation: Evaluation Plan

    Published: August 22, 2017

    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.

  • An Introduction to the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Program and Evaluation

    Published: August 22, 2017

    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...

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