Improving the relationship between provider organizations and direct care workers

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.This grant supports changes in eight provider organizations that seek to improve working relationships between direct care workers and supervisors and between workers and the people they serve. The project will also promote career advancement for direct care workers and strive for greater diversity of the long-term care workforce, so that cultural differences are taken into account in person-centered care.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $702,000.00

Awarded on: 7/3/2003

Time frame: 7/1/2003 - 3/31/2007

Grant Number: 48896


Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation

3886 Beverly Avenue, N.E., #I-21
Salem, 97305-1373


Jean E. Tuller
Project Director