Literature Review: Healthcare Occupational Training and Support Programs under the ACA--Background and Implications for Evaluating HPOG

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Literature Review: Healthcare Occupational Training and Support Programs under the ACA--Background and Implications for Evaluating HPOG

Abstract

This report reviews the literature on the policy context of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program, and the challenges and opportunities related to developing healthcare occupational training and support programs. It discusses the structure of the healthcare industry and trends in healthcare employment, implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for entry-level employment in healthcare, and resulting challenges and opportunities for training programs. The report was developed as part of the HPOG Implementation, Systems and Outcome Project, which is being led by Abt Associates in partnership with the Urban Institute.

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