Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What Lessons Can We Learn from the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants and Evaluation?

01/01/2014

This evaluation provided documentation and lessons about diverse programmatic approaches to health professions training serving the tribal population. Interview and program operations data were collected to provide an in-depth, systematic analysis of program implementation, operations, and outputs and outcomes in all tribal sites. This study was one component of an evaluation portfolio of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants program, which funds demonstration projects that have designed and are implementing innovative health workforce development training programs that target Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients and other low-income individuals. Five of the programs in the evaluation were Tribal Organizations and Colleges.

The goals for this descriptive study were to disseminate important lessons learned and findings from the evaluation. Results describe the unique aspects of the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grantee organizations and the target populations they served, introduce the program frameworks of the grantees (e.g., infrastructure, strategic partnerships, training and education programs, and employment and employability related services), and provide an overview of the evaluation.

Report Title: An Introduction to the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) and Evaluation, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/welfare_employ/ethpog/reports/tribal_health.pdf
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Hilary Forster, 202-619-1790
Performer: NORC
Record ID: 9806 (December 15, 2011)

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