Exploring how variations in implementation of the Green House model impact outcomes

The Foundation's Green House Initiative was designed to: (1) increase the Green House adoption rates from 25 homes per year to 125 through intensive financing, marketing and policy activities; (2) develop a series of program evaluations; and (3) use the Green House Initiative as the catalyst for transforming institutional care at skilled-nursing homes.This project will use qualitative case-study methodology to explore variations in how long-term-care residences implement the Green House model. Specifically, the study will look at how the residences implement core elements of the model in a sample of current Green House homes, and how care practices differ in high-performing Green House homes--fewer hospitalizations and falls--compared with lower-performing Green House homes. The study will also explore how the residences sustain those high-performing care processes. This study is one of five research studies that constitute the evaluation of the Green House Initiative. Researchers will share results with the provider audience, state and federal agencies, and foundations through briefing papers, journal articles and presentations.

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Grant Details

Amount Awarded $340,814.00

Awarded on: 8/19/2011

Time frame: 9/15/2011 - 9/30/2014

Grant Number: 69255


University of Wisconsin-Madison

610 Walnut Street
Madison, 53726-2336


Barbara J. Bowers
Project Director


Kimberly A. Nolet
Project Director