Expansion of a peer mentoring program

The Foundation's initiative, Better Jobs, Better Care: Building a Strong Long-Term Care Workforce, was designed to create changes in policy and practice that will lead to the recruitment and retention of high-quality direct care workers in both nursing homes and home- and community-based settings. The initiative includes two components: an applied research and evaluation program and a demonstration program.The purpose of this project is to expand peer mentor training programs at community colleges throughout the state and to integrate peer mentors into provider organizations. The Iowa Care Givers Foundation also plans to expand and enhance the state registry of certified nursing assistants and home care workers and examine alternatives for increasing health insurance coverage of direct care workers.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $728,000.00

Awarded on: 7/3/2003

Time frame: 7/1/2003 - 6/30/2007

Grant Number: 48914


Iowa Care Givers Foundation

Suite 221
1117 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, 50309-1403


Pam Biklen
Project Director