Loyola University Chicago

Center for Research on Self-Sufficiency (CROSS)

School of Social Work

HPOG 2.0

The HPOG University Partnership Research Grants are intended to support research and evaluation that will inform and improve HPOG Program performance and complement ACF’s multi-pronged evaluation of the HPOG Program. CROSS Center was funded to work closely and coordinate with ACF’s other evaluation efforts and the Federal Project Officer (FPO) in order to promote cross-project learning and avoid duplicative efforts. Study is being conducted to benefit the employment and self-sufficiency research field more broadly by seeking to advance knowledge of health care workforce development and education and training programs, including career pathways programs. Findings will inform relevant policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved populations.