Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What Supportive Services is the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program Providing and How do These Services Support Students' Participation, Retention and Advancement in Training?

01/01/2014

The evaluation is documenting lessons about diverse programmatic approaches to health professions training serving the tribal population.

Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grant programs assess participant needs during intake/orientation and throughout training in order to provide tailored supportive services to facilitate participants' success in their trainings. Services are provided to assist students with common educational needs (e.g., paying for tuition, textbooks, and other training costs, offering mentorship, tutoring, and study groups, and arranging enrollment in prerequisite courses). Social support services are also offered to provide assistance for rent and food, securing reliable transportation, and arranging childcare. Supportive relationships with program staff and leveraging existing infrastructure were reported to have been particularly helpful in the grantees' early implementation of supportive services.

Report Title: Overview of Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Supportive Services
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/overview-of-tribal-health-profession-opportunity-grants-hpog-supportive
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Hilary Forster, 202-619-1790
Performer: NORC at the University of Chicago
Record ID: 10073 (July 8, 2013)

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