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Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)

Open Date:


Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution

Program Purpose:

  • Health and Safety

Reserved for Energy


Funded by:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


The purpose of the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is to assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter a health profession through the development of academies that will support and guide them through the educational pipeline. In response to virtual alternatives created during the pandemic, HCOPs will explore cutting-edge technology, such as data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to advance health equity and population health. The National HCOP Academics focus on: 1) promoting the recruitment of qualified individuals from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds into health professions, including allied health programs; 2) improving retention, matriculation and graduation rates by implementing tailored enrichment programs designed to address the academic and social needs of economically or educationally disadvantaged students; and 3) providing opportunities for community-based health professions training in primary care settings, emphasizing experiences in rural and underserved communities.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Tammy Mayo-Blake
Phone: (301) 443-0827
[email protected]

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