Improving Economic Opportunity through Healthcare Training: Short-term Impact Results from the First Round of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 1.0)

The first round of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (known as HPOG 1.0) funded education, training, support services, and employment assistance for recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other low-income individuals for jobs in the healthcare field. To assess its effectiveness, the first round of HPOG programs was evaluated using an experimental design in which program applicants were assigned at random to a “treatment” group that could access the program or a “control” group that could not. This brief summarizes key findings from the short-term impact study, which examines HPOG’s impact approximately 15 months after participants enrolled in the study.

Peck, Laura R., Gretchen Locke, and Douglas Walton. (2018). Improving Economic Opportunity through Healthcare Training: Short-Term Impact Results from the First Round of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 1.0), OPRE Report #2018-66, Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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