Oakland Health Pathways Project

The Atlantic Philanthropies


The Oakland Health Pathways Project (OHPP) began in 2014 with $21 million in grants from The Atlantic Philanthropies. The initiative was designed to improve educational and long-term employment outcomes for low-income youth of color in Oakland, California, while expanding and diversifying the local health care workforce. SRI Education was engaged from the outset of OHPP to evaluate the initiative, and Williams Group was commissioned to help package and share their promising findings.


Outcomes from the OHPP are profoundly relevant today as the East Bay and communities across the country deal with the health, economic and education crises caused by COVID-19. The initiative is frequently cited by a variety of media outlets, and OHPP partners have been invited to share their work at gatherings across the country.