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1 Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Grant Program April 28, 2016 Violet Ryo-Hwa Woo, M.S., M.P.H. Project Officer, Health Careers Pipeline Branch Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

2 Agenda I. Purpose of Grant II. Legislative Authority III. Programmatic Linkages IV. Eligible Applicants V. Legislative Objectives VI. Eligible HCOP Participants VII. Awarded Non-federal Entities VIII.Questions and Answers 2

3 Purpose Promote the recruitment of qualified individuals (students and adult/non-traditional students, including veterans) from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds into health and allied health professions programs; Improve retention and matriculation rates by implementing tailored enrichment programs designed to address the academic and social needs of disadvantaged trainees; and Provide opportunities for community-based health professions training, emphasizing experiences in underserved communities. 3

4 Legislative Authority Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 739 (42 U.S.C. 293c), as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Section 5402, Public Law

5 Programmatic Linkages Communitybased Entity School District(s) HCOP Health or Allied Health Professions School Undergraduate Institution 5

6 Eligible Applicants Accredited schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, public health, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, allied health, chiropractic, podiatric medicine, public and non profit private schools that offer graduate programs in behavioral and mental health, programs for the training of physician assistants, and other public or private nonprofit health or educational entities, which includes community colleges, technical colleges, and tribal colleges 6

7 Legislative Objectives Eight legislative objectives for the HCOP grant program: 1. Recruitment 2. Facilitating Entry 3. Counseling, Mentoring and other Services 4. Preliminary Education and Health Research Training 5. Financial Aid Information Dissemination 6. Primary Care Exposure 7. Develop a More Competitive Applicant Pool 8. Stipends 7

8 Required Legislative Objectives Applicants are at a minimum required to propose activities to meet legislative purposes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 outlined below: 1. Recruitment 2. Facilitating Entry 3. Counseling, Mentoring and other Services 4. Preliminary Education and Health Research Training 5. Financial Aid Information Dissemination 6. Primary Care Exposure 7. Develop a More Competitive Applicant Pool 8. Stipends 8

9 Eligible HCOP Participants HCOP supports individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who: Meet the initial eligibility criteria as outlined in the definition for economically disadvantaged; Are individuals considered educationally disadvantaged; and Are individuals who express an interest in pursuing a health professions degree program 9

10 HCOP-eligible Participants HCOP-funded structured programs target one or more of the following disadvantaged target populations: 1) Rising high school juniors/seniors 2) Undergraduate students enrolled in two-year and/or fouryear programs 3) Health professions degree students 4) Adult/non-traditional students 10

11 Funding Summary: HRSA Project Period Ceiling Award Amount $650,000 Number of Awards 11

12 FY 2015: Awarded Non-federal Entities 12

13 Geographic Location: Awarded Non-federal Entities Key: = = HCOP grantee 13

14 Questions 14

15 Connect With Us Violet Ryo-Hwa Woo Project Officer Bureau of Health Workforce Health Resources and Services Administration Phone: Web: bhw.hrsa.gov Workforce Connections newsletter: LinkedIn: Twitter: twitter.com/hrsagov twitter.com/nhscorps Facebook: facebook.com/hhs.hrsa facebook.com/nationalhealthservicecorps facebook.com/hrsanursecorps 15

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