Research Associate II
Income and Benefits Policy Center
Theresa Anderson joined the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute in July 2012. At Urban, she primarily completes evaluations of workforce development programs, including the Health Profession Opportunity Grants and Accelerating Opportunity. She has expertise on a wide range of social assistance programs and is skilled in mixed methods research.
Previously, Theresa completed analysis on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Unemployment Insurance as a Social Science Analyst at the USDA Economic Research Service. At the George Washington Institute of Public Policy, she researched disability and other social policy issues for the Social Security Administration and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). She also has worked at organizations that provide direct legal and social services to low-income urban families. She earned her Master of Public Policy from the George Washington University and her Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in Massachusetts.
Introduction to the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program and First Year Implementation and Outcomes (Research Report)
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The Affordable Care Act established the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program to provide training programs in high-demand health care professions to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals. In 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services provided five-year grants to 32 grantees in 23 states. In its first year of funding, HPOG grantees launched their programs and enrolled and trained substantial numbers of participants. This brief describes the program and the progress made by grantees in the first year of funding. It also describes efforts to evaluate the success of HPOG.
|Posted to Web: February 26, 2013||Publication Date: February 26, 2013|
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