The Foundation's program, Better Jobs, Better Care: Building a Strong Long-Term Care Workforce, is a demonstration, research, and evaluation initiative 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.This grant provides support for the evaluation of the demonstration component of this program. The demonstration provides grants and technical assistance to coalitions of providers, workers, consumers, and policy makers to improve the quality of jobs of long-term care (LTC) direct care workers (DCWs), improve recruitment and retention, and strengthen capacity to meet future demand. This evaluation is designed to achieve two goals: (1) to document and analyze the effect of the coalition activities on state- and market-level outcomes and provider-level change, and articulate the successes and challenges encountered; and (2) to assess the effects of state-level coalition activities and provider-level practice changes on DCWs' jobs.
Amount Awarded $330,465.00
Awarded on: 11/3/2003
Time frame: 11/1/2003 - 10/31/2007
Grant Number: 49675
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