Pathway to the Future: How Workforce Development and Quality Jobs Can Promote Quality Care Conference Package. Extended Care Career Ladder Initiative (ECCLI)

05/01/2004

Charles Bodhi, B.A.
Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, Inc.

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON ECCLI

  • ECCLI - part of the broader Nursing Home Quality Initiative.
  • Originally thought of as a career ladder for CNA’s.
  • Stakeholders worked in partnership to discuss issues in long-term care (LTC) industry.

INTENT OF ECCLI LEGISLATION

  • Improve quality of care.
  • Promote skills development.
  • Improve employee retention.
  • Create and institutionalize career ladders and other workplace practices that support and develop workers.

ECCLI NUMBERS TO DATE

  • 81 sites have participated in ECCLI.
  • Over 4,000 entry-level workers have participated in at least one ECCLI training.
  • Over 700 managers have attended some type of leadership training.

NEW ROUNDS OF FUNDING

  • Projects beginning April 2004.
  • 30 awards being given over 3 rounds of funding.
  • Collaboration and partnership across the rounds of funding encouraged.
  • 27 additional long-term care facilities involved.

ECCLI EVALUATION

  • Baseline Evaluation Report.
  • Interim Evaluation Report.
  • Report to the ECCLI Statewide Advisory Board
    • Preliminary results from several exploratory analysis:
      • ECCLI participation
      • Participant outcome
      • Patient outcome
      • Employer/facility outcome data
  • Study the impact ECCLI has had on quality of patient care evaluation: phase one
    • Contract with Hebrew Centre for the Aged
    • MDS data application
    • Quantitative analysis
    • What effect has ECCLI had on quality of patient care?
  • Possible qualitative analysis in near future.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

  • Workforce Investment Boards involved in performance management of Round 4 projects.
  • Operational.
  • Organizational/culture change.
    • Eden Alternative
    • Tom Zwicker
    • Individual assistance, by site
ECCLI Advisory Board Members Include Representatives from the Following Organizations
Massachusetts Extended Care Federation Massachusetts Workforce Board Association
Massachusetts AFL-CIO Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance
Paraprofessional Healthcare Institution Massachusetts Department of Education
Home and Health Care Association Department of Public Health
Department of Labor and Workforce Development Executive Office of Health and Human Service
Massachusetts Community Colleges Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation
Massachusetts Council for Home Care Aides Representation from Senator Mark Montigny’s Office
Massachusetts Aging  

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