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California Health Professions Pathways Program (HPPP)

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California Department of Health Care Access and Information
Oct 31, 2023


The California Health Professions Pathways Program (HPPP) provides funding to support and encourage underrepresented individuals in California to pursue health careers. The goal is to develop a more culturally and linguistically competent healthcare workforce.

Priority will be given to applications that propose services for:

  • Rural and frontier areas of the state
  • Former foster youth
  • Immigrants
  • Refugees
  • Adult/non-traditional learners (including veterans)

Projects should implement one or more of the following components:

  • Pipeline programs that provide comprehensive academic enrichment, career development, mentorship, and advising in order to support underrepresented individuals as students to pursue health careers
  • Paid summer internships for undergraduate students
  • One-year post undergraduate fellowships
  • One-year post baccalaureate scholarships
  • Conducting a conference and/or workshop series aimed at informing individuals of opportunities in health professional careers
  • Providing support and technical assistance to health professional schools and colleges, as well as to student and community organizations active in minority health professional development
  • Conducting relevant workforce research and data analysis in the field of minority and disadvantaged health professional development

Proposals must promote eligible health professions:

  • Primary care
  • Behavioral health
  • Caring for older adults
  • Nursing
  • Oral health
  • Allied health

Award categories:

  • Category A - Pipeline program
  • Category B - Summer internships
  • Category C - Post undergraduate fellowships
  • Category D - Post baccalaureate scholarships

Eligible applicants by category:

  • Category A - Pipeline program:
    • Public and private universities and colleges
    • Health professions training programs: programs offering specialized healthcare training including professional schools and graduate education programs
  • Categories B and C:
    • Public and private universities and colleges, including community colleges
    • High schools or school districts proposing to serve high school students
    • Health professions training programs
    • Public or private nonprofit organizations that are representative of a community and provide services to the local community
    • Community health centers (community clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers)
  • Category D - Post baccalaureate scholarships
    • Public and private universities and colleges
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award limits by category:

  • Category A pipeline program - $500,000 per year (serving a minimum of 240 students per academic year)
  • Category B summer internships - $100,000 per year ($5,000 per internship/maximum: 20 internships per academic year)
  • Category C post undergraduate fellowships - $125,000 per year ($25,000 per fellowship/maximum: 5 fellowships per academic year)
  • Category D post baccalaureate scholarships - $75,000 per year ($15,000 per scholarship/maximum: 5 scholarships per academic year)

Indirect costs are limited to 15% of the total dollars requested.

Total program funding: $16,000,000
Project period: Up to 5 years

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Allied health · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Clinics · Culture and cultural competency · Dental workforce · Elderly population · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Frontier and remote areas · Health workforce · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Immigrants · Nurses · Poverty · Primary care · Racial and ethnic groups · Veterans · California

Organizations (1)

  • California Department of Health Care Access and Information, view details

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