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The Northwest Ohio Pathway to Healthcare Career Program(NOPHC)

The Northwest Ohio Pathway to Healthcare Careers (NOPHC) program is focused on empowering 1,100 low income individuals to obtain education and training needed for the healthcare field over a five year period. This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children and Families with Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) funding. The program budget is $3,000,000 per year providing an array of wrap around services. This project will build upon the community Bridges out of Poverty initiative that is focused at empowering individuals to progress out of poverty.

HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs.  During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities.  Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.

The program funding will provide Education and Training opportunities leading to a healthcare industry recognized certification/diploma or degrees in the following areas:

  • Community Health Worker
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • Health Technologist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Nurse Aides
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Secretary/Coding
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Registered Nurse
  • Surgical Technologist

Program Eligibility

  • Be a Lucas County resident    
  • Be able to pass an FBI background check      
  • Not currently be in school* or have attended classes in the last 6 months, or already possess a completed degree such as an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or LPN etc.
    • *does not apply to high school students
  • Meet income guidelines(below).         

 

Income Guidelines

Household size

*Household income must be at or below(per year)

1 adult

$15,965

1 adult 1 child

$34,830

1 adult 2 children

$42,326

1 adult 3 children

$53,588

2 adults

$26,856

2 adults 1 child

$32,584

2 adults 2 children

$36,987

2 adults 3 children

$40,770

 *calculation based on living hourly wage x 40 hours x 52 weeks x 85% (poverty guideline)

 

The following services will be available to NOPHC program participants:

  • Community Success Coaching
  • Education Success Coaching
  • Basic Skill Development
  • Job Retention Service
  • Healthcare Customer Service
  • Daycare Services
  • Healthcare Customer Service Training
  • Employment Soft Skills
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Supportive Services

 

Click here to fill out an interest form!

For more information about applying to the program at the Zepf Center please contact us at:

(419) 213-6388

NOPHC@zepfcenter.org

 

Additional grant information can be found on the HPOG national website at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/programs/hpog

And social media pages: 

 

 

This document was supported by Grant [90FX0042] from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

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