The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program is designed to deliver high-quality training in the health professions to eligible individuals. A National Evaluation of 27 grants awarded in 2015 as part of the second round of HPOG grants (HPOG 2.0) is currently underway. The National Evaluation will include an Impact Evaluation of the Program’s impacts on participants and its costs and benefits, as well as a Descriptive Evaluation of the implementation, outcomes, and local service delivery systems of the grants.
This report presents a research design plan for the Impact Evaluation. The key research questions for the Impact Evaluation concern the impact of HPOG 2.0 on participants relative to what their outcomes would have been without HPOG 2.0. The Impact Evaluation will also consider how those impacts vary with individual and local program characteristics. Together these results will be informative both about the impact of the HPOG 2.0 Program as implemented, and about broader issues in the design and operation of job training programs.
Judkins, David Ross, Jacob Alex Klerman, and Gretchen Locke. (2020). Analysis Plan for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation Short-Term Impact Report, OPRE Report # 2020-07. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.