Research Report Introduction to the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program and First Year Implementation and Outcomes
Theresa Anderson, Jamie Hall, Teresa Derrick-Mills
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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.
Research Areas Education Health and health care Social safety net Workforce
Tags Workforce development Health insurance Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population