Defining the qualities of the frontline health and health care workforce

In April 2004, the Foundation convened a group of experts on the frontline workforce that concentrated on exploring the state of the frontline workforce in health and health care. The discussion resulted in a series of options for further study/action. One such recommendation was a perceived need to conduct focus groups of frontline workers that would describe their employment experiences. This project builds on that recommendation and compliments quantitative work by Health Workforce Solutions, Inc., to capture and understand the experience of a wide range of frontline health and health care workers in diverse settings. This grant supports the convening of four focus groups, comprised of 75 frontline workers. The project will be considered successful if it accurately illustrates the quantitative oriented definitions of frontline workers in a qualitative manner and assists the Foundation in identifying potential investment opportunities.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $65,000.00

Awarded on: 11/23/2004

Time frame: 12/1/2004 - 11/30/2005

Grant Number: 51341


North Carolina Central University College of Liberal Arts

1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, 27707-3129


M. La Verne Reid
Project Director