Research Report Literature Review: Healthcare Occupational Training and Support Programs under the ACA--Background and Implications for Evaluating HPOG
Randall R. Bovbjerg, Erin McDonald
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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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Research Areas Education Health and health care Social safety net Workforce
Tags Workforce development Health insurance Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Policy Centers Health Policy Center Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population