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HPOG funds training programs in high-demand healthcare professions targeted to TANF recipients and other low-income individuals. This brief describes the eligibility criteria and application procedures adopted by the first round of non-Tribal HPOG grantees. The brief describes the choices grantees made regarding whom to serve and compares that information with eligibility criteria for similar programs...

This brief highlights key points from the report Literature Review: Healthcare Occupational Training and Support Programs under the ACA—Background and Implications for Evaluating HPOG regarding the structure of and employment trends in the healthcare industry, implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for entry-level employment in healthcare, and resulting challenges and opportunities for training and support programs. The brief was developed as part of the...

This Annual Report provides a snapshot of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program at the end of its third year of operation. The report summarizes program operations and participant activity and outcomes from HPOG’s inception through the third year of grantee activities...

This Annual Report offers a snapshot of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program at the end of its second year of operation.  The report provides an overview of HPOG grantees, characteristics of participants, activities in which participants were engaged, training and employment outcomes, and how grantee programs continued to evolve in the second year of the program.  The report was developed as part of the HPOG Implementation, Systems and Outcome Project, which is...

This report presents findings from two components of the National Implementation Evaluation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG)...

This report describes the evaluation design for the HPOG National Implementation Evaluation. The design focuses on the 27 non-tribal HPOG grantees and addresses: how health professions training programs are being implemented; changes to the service delivery system associated with program implementation; individual-level outputs and outcomes; and what key components and factors appear necessary or seem likely to contribute to the success of the programs. The evaluation involves three..

This brief summarizes descriptive findings about case management strategies and approaches used by the first round of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program grantees.

Key findings show that...

A substantial skills gap exists between the education and training of the labor force and the needs of employers in many high growth industries, including healthcare and manufacturing. This gap results in unemployment while good paying jobs go unfilled. At the same time, many low-skilled adults persist in low wage work with little opportunity for advancement.

Career pathways programs, like the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County Health Careers for All (HCA) program, are an...

The Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) evaluation is a next-generation test of…

This report documents the impacts three years after random assignment for the Bridge to Employment in the Healthcare Industry program, operated between 2010 and 2015 by the San Diego Workforce Partnership in San Diego, California. Bridge to Employment aims to help low-income adults, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients, enroll in and complete occupational healthcare training and find healthcare employment...