Evaluation of team approach to providing home care in NYC housing projects

The Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization program was designed to support research, demonstration, and evaluation projects examining major changes in health care financing.This project is an evaluation of a demonstration of cluster care (where a team of workers provide home care services to a population clustered in a small geographic area) as an alternative to traditional one-on-one home care services in New York City housing projects. The evaluation entails documenting the implementation of and assessing the costs and outcomes associated with: (1) consolidating services at elderly housing sites; (2) deploying teams of home attendants and on-site supervisors rather than individual workers; (3) restructuring the home attendants job; 4) adapting administrative systems to a new delivery mode; and (5) helping clients gain access to a broader array of community services. The objective of this research is to inform city health officials of the costs and benefits of reorganizing home health and social services.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $301,159.00

Awarded on: 10/25/1990

Time frame: 11/1/1990 - 7/31/1993

Grant Number: 17566


Harvard University T. H. Chan School of Public Health

677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, 02115-6028


Penny Hollander Feldman
Project Director