Descriptive Implementation and Outcome Study Report: National Implementation Evaluation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) to Serve TANF Recipients and Other Low-Income Individuals

Published: April 12, 2016
Topics:
Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
Projects:
Career Pathways Research Portfolio | Learn more about this project, Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Evaluation Portfolio | Learn more about this project, National Implementation Evaluation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants, 2012-2018 | Learn more about this project
Types:
Reports

This report presents findings from two components of the National Implementation Evaluation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG): the Descriptive Implementation Study and the Outcome Study. These two studies address the following two major research questions:

  1. How are health profession training programs being implemented across the grantee sites?
  2. What individual-level outputs and outcomes occur?

Overall, the two studies found that HPOG programs generally reached their target enrollment levels, and that the majority of participants completed their course(s) of study and found healthcare jobs. However, many of those first jobs after leaving the program were entry-level positions at relatively low-wages.

Last Reviewed: November 13, 2018