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Health Profession Opportunity Grants: Year 3 Annual Report (2012-2013)

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

What are Health Profession Opportunity Grants?

From OPRE:

The purpose of this project is to provide recommendations for the design of an evaluation intended to be universal to the 27 Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) programs focused on TANF recipients and other low-income individuals and to assess implementation, systems change, and outcomes. For the design of this evaluation, questions of primary interest are:

How are health professions training programs being implemented across the grantee sites?

  • What changes to the service delivery system are associated with program implementation?
  • What individual level outputs and outcomes occur (e.g., recruitment, enrollment, retention, completion (accreditation/certification), job entry, employment retention and advancement, and earning)?
  • What can be learned about how best to implement these programs for this population (what implementation and/or systems components are related to programs outputs and outcomes)?
  • What key components appear necessary or contribute to the success of these programs?

Link to report page at the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation (OPRE of ACF)
Direct link to report: Health Profession Opportunity Grants: Year Three Annual Report (2012-2013)