CareerAdvance® Implementation Study Findings through July 2015
Prepared for the Health Profession Opportunity Grant Program Administration for Children and Families U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Authors: Kristin Christensen, Cynthia Juniper, and Christopher King
Date: October 2015
Publication Type: Report, 51 pp.
This report examines changes in the CareerAdvance® program that directly relate to the experience and progress of participants in the first through tenth cohorts through July 2015—the end of the sixth program year. A key finding of the implementation study to date is that the Community Action Project of Tulsa County (CAP Tulsa) has approached the design of the CareerAdvance® program as a continuous improvement process. The program model, its pathways, and other components have all been refined over time to address participant concerns, barriers to progress, and other factors. Because of these changes, few cohorts have experienced exactly the same program. This report examines program modifications over time, documents participation and progress in CareerAdvance®, and explores factors that appear to impede or support participant progress.