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The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 1.0 Case Management and Counseling Services

Jennifer Buell, Glen Schneider, and Alan Werner


November 10, 2016

The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program funds training programs in high-demand healthcare professions targeted to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program recipients and other low-income individuals. This brief summarizes descriptive findings about case management strategies and approaches used by the first round of HPOG grantees. These findings are presented in the context of the recent literature that is shaping the case management role within the workforce development and community college arenas.

This literature emphasizes three major themes. The first concerns the initial planning phase of participant engagement and underscores the importance of helping participants establish a clear education and career road map with specific goals and milestones. The second is the value of one-on-one and ongoing counseling and support for participants throughout their time in a program. The third is the importance of sustained post-program follow-up to keep participants focused on attaining their career goals.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and supported by Abt Global.