Career Pathways

Supporting HHS’s Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG), a federal program with two important and related goals: training low-income adults for careers in healthcare and addressing the nations’ shortage of skilled healthcare workers.

Abt Associates has played a key role in supporting the HPOG program since 2010 through four key efforts:
The impact evaluation will determine if the HPOG Program overall increased the degree to which Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients and other low-income adults completed training and obtained family-wage jobs in healthcare. It also will explore which practices and policies are associated with variations in impacts on educational and economic outcomes. The national implementation evaluation of the grants will describe the context, management and administration, substantive services, activities and outcomes of grantees’ program. Finally, the evaluation and system design for the Next Generation of HPOG presents an exciting opportunity to shape and learn from the next wave of healthcare education and training programs for low-income adults.

View a map of HPOG program locations.

Read more about Abt's work in HPOG: