Evaluation of RWJF's Better Jobs, Better Care program

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.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $330,465.00

Awarded on: 11/3/2003

Time frame: 11/1/2003 - 10/31/2007

Grant Number: 49675


Pennsylvania State University College of Health and Human Development

Pennsylvania State University
201 Henderson Building
University Park, 16802-6501


Peter Kemper
Project Director