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Anything is Possible With PHOCAS

Upon receipt of the HPOG award through DHHS/Administration for Children and Families, WIB 83 was charged with the task of providing healthcare education/training and supportive services to TANF and low-income individuals. The directives issued by DHHS/ACF were clear. The HPOG (Health Profession Opportunity Grants) were to develop programs tailored to focus on individualized education and training to address each participant’s needs, rather than developing a one strategy “fits-all” approach. WIB83 responded by creating the PHOCAS Project (Professional Healthcare Opportunities­­—Careers And Support). With exceptional training and employment outcomes, PHOCAS has positively impacted, not just the lives of its participants and their families, but the entire 11-parish region of northeast Louisiana. This is one of our many success stories!

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This document was supported by Grant 90FX0030 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.  


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