Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program


We are incredibly proud of all of our participants and their hard work. Thank you to all of our partners for your support over the years.

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The Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program

Also known as HPOG, is an innovative approach in providing education, training, support services, and job placement in the healthcare industry for hundreds of residents in Detroit and Wayne County.

Programs include:

 • Certified Nurse Assistant
• EKG Technician 
• Medical Assistant 
• Medical Billing and Coding 
• Patient Care Technician 
• Phlebotomy Technician

Our staff supports our participants and their families to ensure successful completion of healthcare training programs and positive retention of meaningful employment. HPOG looks for participants nearing the end of receiving welfare benefits, with a focus on single moms with young children, and an additional focus on veterans. The goals include 250 enrollments and 150 living wage job placements per year.

HPOG is a five-year grant that amounts to a $10.3 million investment in Detroit Wayne County's health care industry. Not only will participants find living wage employment, but employers will find much needed qualified applicants.

See how HPOG made a difference:

At this time, our offices are currently closed.

HPOG was awarded to and is managed by Volunteers of America Michigan. This document was supported by Grant 90FX0053-01-02 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. 

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.