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:
NOPHC will provide targeted service to individuals who have incomes that are at 85% of the lower living standard income level and are selected through a Random Sampling Selection Model. These target groups include the following groups:
The following services will be available to NOPHC program participants:
For more information about applying to the program at the Zepf Center please contact us at:
Additional grant information can be found on the HPOG national website at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/programs/hpog
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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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