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.
NORC at the University of Chicago is leading a comprehensive implementation and outcome evaluation of the five Tribal HPOG 2.0 grantees. The evaluation examines program implementation and participant outcomes at both the individual and systems level in a manner that is grounded in a community-based participatory research approach. The Tribal HPOG 2.0 evaluation design is descriptive; as such, the results will not attribute causality between HPOG programs and outcomes.
Meit, Michael, et al. (2017). Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Evaluation. OPRE Report 2017-37. Washington, DC; Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: NORC at the University of Chicago, Red Star Innovations, National Indian Health Board.