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This brief provides an overview of the strategies that Tribal HPOG grantees have used to implement the HPOG program, challenges encountered during implementation, lessons learned, and ongoing program evolution and adaptation to address unique tribal cultural and programmatic needs.  The brief draws upon qualitative data collected from the first year of evaluation activities with the Tribal HPOG programs.  It is part of a series of briefs being developed by the Tribal HPOG evaluation team...

This brief provides an overview of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) Tribal HPOG program, key findings to date, and stories from students who have benefitted from the program. Findings focus on program structures, program processes, and program outcomes, and is based on qualitative data from interviews with administrative and program implementation staff, focus groups with the CITC students, and phone interviews with program completers and non-completers, as well as administrative data...

Five of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) grantees are Tribal Organizations and Tribal Colleges -- Blackfeet Community College in Browning, MT, Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten, ND, College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, WI, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. in Anchorage, AK, and Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt, ND.

Child welfare practitioners need effective tools to gauge children’s immediate safety and risk of future maltreatment. This brief is a resource for human service professionals on child safety and risk assessments in AI/AN communities.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) authorized the creation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program and required a national evaluation of the program in its early years of operation. That evaluation is the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE). The ACA also required that the national evaluation present a Report to Congress in 2015, which will lay the foundation and framework for understanding future findings...

This brief explores emerging evidence from social science research on the contribution of early care and education (ECE) to the child welfare system’s goals of child safety, permanency, and well-being. The examination of that evidence points to the potential value of early care and education for young children in the child welfare system, but the best available data suggests that the child welfare population tends to under-utilize ECE...

This report describes a collaboration between the Washington State Division of Child Support and the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) research team that aimed to increase the number of incarcerated noncustodial parents in Washington who applied for modifications to reduce the amount of their child support orders...

The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program was established by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) to...

ACF OPRE News Vol. 5 Issue 19 - November 9, 2017

The Latest from the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Evaluation
November 9, 2017

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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 Pima Community College (PCC) Pathways to Healthcare HPOG programs, are an approach...