National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants

As part of the effort to help train low-income individuals for health care occupations that pay well and will be in high demand the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Family is conducting an in-depth evaluation of grantees who will be implementing the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program. Authorized by the Affordable Care Act, the HPOG Program addresses the growing need for healthcare professionals and provides stable employment to an at-risk population. MEF Associates is a subcontractor to Abt Associates under this 10-year contract. Grantees are to use a “career pathways” framework that provides supports to move individuals into increasingly well-paying employment in the health care arena. The evaluation team will work with 27 grantees to implement a rigorous, random assignment impact study, as well as a detailed implementation study and a cost-benefit analysis. MEF Associates is leading site recruitment and technical assistance tasks and participating in the implementation study and cost-benefit analysis.

Career Pathways and Postsecondary Education and Training | Workforce System
Mike Fishman | Mary Farrell | Sam Elkin | Bright Sarfo | Carly Morrison | Justin Germain | Liza Rodler