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  • Individual Author: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2018

    This project explores how the need for workers in healthcare professions can be partially met by hiring individuals with criminal records who do not pose a risk to public safety. The report is organized around the following five things to consider for employing certain individuals with criminal records in the healthcare sector:

    1. Growth in the healthcare sector has created a demand for healthcare employees that some individuals with criminal records are qualified to fill safely.
    2. Improved methods for screening an applicant’s criminal record are being successfully used throughout the country.
    3. Emergency Medical Technicians, Certified Nursing Assistants, and Community Health Workers are growing healthcare occupations that have been successfully filled by individuals with criminal records.                                                             
    4. The federal government, states, and communities are engaging in efforts to eliminate unnecessary occupational licensing requirements and focus on requirements that are needed for health and safety....

    This project explores how the need for workers in healthcare professions can be partially met by hiring individuals with criminal records who do not pose a risk to public safety. The report is organized around the following five things to consider for employing certain individuals with criminal records in the healthcare sector:

    1. Growth in the healthcare sector has created a demand for healthcare employees that some individuals with criminal records are qualified to fill safely.
    2. Improved methods for screening an applicant’s criminal record are being successfully used throughout the country.
    3. Emergency Medical Technicians, Certified Nursing Assistants, and Community Health Workers are growing healthcare occupations that have been successfully filled by individuals with criminal records.                                                             
    4. The federal government, states, and communities are engaging in efforts to eliminate unnecessary occupational licensing requirements and focus on requirements that are needed for health and safety.
    5. With appropriate screening, hiring individuals with criminal records can improve the healthcare workforce. (Author abstract)

     

  • Individual Author: Meit, Michael; Hafford, Carol; Fromknecht, Catharine; Phillips, Emily; Miesfeld, Noelle; Nadel, Tori
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2017

    This report summarizes:

    • the findings from a review of the literature on tribal research oversight,
    • approaches to conducting evaluations in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, and
    • strategies and models used to implement programs similar to the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Program.

    Additionally, this report describes how the findings from the literature review have informed the Tribal HPOG 2.0 evaluation design. The Tribal HPOG 2.0 program supports demonstration projects that provide TANF recipients and other low-income individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the healthcare field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand. NORC at the University of Chicago is leading a comprehensive implementation and outcome evaluation of the Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program. (Author abstract) 

    This report summarizes:

    • the findings from a review of the literature on tribal research oversight,
    • approaches to conducting evaluations in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, and
    • strategies and models used to implement programs similar to the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Program.

    Additionally, this report describes how the findings from the literature review have informed the Tribal HPOG 2.0 evaluation design. The Tribal HPOG 2.0 program supports demonstration projects that provide TANF recipients and other low-income individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the healthcare field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand. NORC at the University of Chicago is leading a comprehensive implementation and outcome evaluation of the Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program. (Author abstract) 

  • Individual Author: Meit, Michael; Hafford, Carol; Fromknecht, Catharine; Miesfeld, Noelle; Nadel, Tori; Phillips, Emily
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2017

    This practice brief summarizes how the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation team applied the findings from the their literature review and the values of the Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities to inform the Tribal HPOG 2.0 evaluation approach. (Author abstract)

    This practice brief summarizes how the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation team applied the findings from the their literature review and the values of the Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities to inform the Tribal HPOG 2.0 evaluation approach. (Author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
    Reference Type: Report, Stakeholder Resource
    Year: 2017

    This document provides detailed summaries of each family self-sufficiency research project that was active or newly funded during FY17, along with brief overviews of past projects, and highlights select findings released in 2017.

    The studies in this report are organized into five sections:

    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
    • Employment and the Labor Market
    • Education and Training
    • Behavioral Science
    • Cross-Cutting and Other Safety Net Research

    The report also describes our efforts to disseminate rigorous research on welfare and family self-sufficiency topics. (Author abstract)

     

    This document provides detailed summaries of each family self-sufficiency research project that was active or newly funded during FY17, along with brief overviews of past projects, and highlights select findings released in 2017.

    The studies in this report are organized into five sections:

    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
    • Employment and the Labor Market
    • Education and Training
    • Behavioral Science
    • Cross-Cutting and Other Safety Net Research

    The report also describes our efforts to disseminate rigorous research on welfare and family self-sufficiency topics. (Author abstract)

     

  • Individual Author: Spaulding, Shayne; Lerman, Robert I. ; Holzer, Harry ; Eyster, Lauren
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2015

    Young men of color have long experienced lower earnings and higher unemployment compared to young white men. Many factors have contributed to these negative outcomes: persistent discrimination, hiring practices of employers, geographic and social isolation, substandard secondary education, lack of career and postsecondary educational guidance, inadequate career and technical education, and higher incarceration rates. This paper focuses on promising strategies for improving the labor market outcomes of low-income young men of color. It outlines an employment-focused approach to improving economic opportunities and outcomes for these young men, highlighting potential policy, system and institutional reforms as well as program investments. (Author abstract)

     

    Young men of color have long experienced lower earnings and higher unemployment compared to young white men. Many factors have contributed to these negative outcomes: persistent discrimination, hiring practices of employers, geographic and social isolation, substandard secondary education, lack of career and postsecondary educational guidance, inadequate career and technical education, and higher incarceration rates. This paper focuses on promising strategies for improving the labor market outcomes of low-income young men of color. It outlines an employment-focused approach to improving economic opportunities and outcomes for these young men, highlighting potential policy, system and institutional reforms as well as program investments. (Author abstract)

     

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