Pathway to the Future: How Workforce Development and Quality Jobs Can Promote Quality Care Conference Package. President’s High Growth Job Training Initiative: Health Care Industry (1)

05/01/2004

Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

The New Americans in Nursing Program, a $1.4 million grant to Florida International University’s School of Nursing, retrains unemployed or underemployed foreign-educated physicians to become registered nurses. ($60,150 in leveraged funds)

Efficacy of Tutoring to Reduce Health Care Occupation Bottleneck, a $224,088 grant to Capital IDEA, Austin, Texas, fills the health care pipeline by offering tutoring to students who fail a key course required for graduation in a nursing or allied health occupation. (over $700,000 in leveraged funds)

Oregon Governor’s Healthcare Workforce Initiative is a $300,000 grant to the State of Oregon to enhance the capacity of educational institutions to provide health care clinical requirements by funding seven Sim Man® real-time interactive human patient simulators. This technology will be used by faculty and over the state’s broadband Internet network. ($450,000 in leveraged funds)

Grow Our Own, a $4 million grant to the Rio Grande Valley Health Training Alliance for the region surrounding McCallum, Texas, will enroll students in Post-Licensures Specialty Training, create a Skills Workforce Academy, and develop a comprehensive Faculty Sharing Program. ($4.5 million in leveraged funds)

Specialty Nurse Training is a $4 million grant to a partnership between the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and Broward Community College in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Austin Community College in Austin Tex. To address the nursing shortage, the Florida program will create a distance learning model; the Texas fellowship program will create an intensive, hands-on, accelerated learning setting similar to a medical residency program. Both programs provide approaches that produce quicker results than traditional on-the-job training. (over $6 million in leveraged funds)

The Hospice and Palliative Care Certificate Program, a $516,154 grant to Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y., will develop curriculum and deliver an online hospice and palliative care certificate program that can be accessed from any location.

Johns Hopkins Health System’s Incumbent Worker Career Acceleration Program, a $3 million grant to the Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, Maryland, provides a continuum of solutions for incumbent workers to move up the health career ladder starting at entry-level. ($3.9 million in leveraged funds)

Healthcare Career Lattice: A Model for Enhanced Learning, a nearly $1.9 million grant to Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society (ELGSS), addresses the need to attract more youth and other alternative labor pools into health care occupations, including non-nursing occupations. The project, which will operate in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, will also build the capacity of education providers. ($1,204,000 in leveraged funds)

The Maryland Healthcare Workforce Initiative is a $1.5 million grant to the State of Maryland and the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board. The grant provides strategies, including scholarships, to enhance the skill levels of nurses along the career ladder and to back fill the gaps left by nurses transitioning into teaching. ($700,000 in leveraged funds)

Developing Partnerships and Initiatives to Resolve Long-Term Care Workforce Challenges, a $113,296 grant to the American Health Care Association Foundation, will provide a practical “How To” or “Cookbook” for nursing home managers and administrators combating the nursing shortage in long-term care. The information can be used to spearhead the formation of partnerships across the country.

Recruitment and Retention of Direct-Care Workers, a nearly $1 million grant to the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, will focus on multiple workforce challenges related to recruitment and retention of direct care workers in the long-term care industry. The project, operating in New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, will demonstrate problem-solving training curriculum and publish a series of guidebooks and teaching manuals in both English and Spanish on effective paraprofessional workforce development practices. ($999,902 in leveraged funds)

Three-Year, Hospital-Based Degree Nursing At a Rural Community Hospital is a $200,000 grant to the Berger Health System in Circleville, Ohio. To increase the number of trained nurses, Berger Health System will provide instructors, space for training, and clinical experiences; Ohio University will supply curriculum and faculty for a three-year, university-based Associate Degree nursing program. ($405,939 in leveraged funds)

Pueblo Project HEALTH, a $715,402 grant to Pueblo Community College, Colorado, will assist counties designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas and Medically Underserved Areas. The program delivers training to rural areas through traditional classroom instruction, distance learning, and mobile clinical experiences.

The Contextualized Literacy Pre-LPN Program is a $192,500 grant to 1199 SEIU League Grant Corporation, New York. The grant will help entry-level health care workers, out of school for a long period of time, to enter LPN training by providing literacy and pre-LPN classes. ($100,000 in leveraged funds)

Rural Health Care Job Training Pilot Economic Recovery Demonstration Project is a $1.2 million grant to Columbia Gorge Community College, Oregon. The grant will implement a health care career ladder program with multiple entry points to enable individuals, at any place in their career, to enter or move ahead in the health care field. ($870,982 in leveraged funds)

Healthcare Services Business Connection is a $762,659 grant to the Tacoma-Pierce County Workforce Development Council in the State of Washington. Ten regional health care organizations are partnering with the public workforce system to develop of Western Washington Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist Program, a Healthcare Educator Network, and strategies to reach out to minority populations and youth. ($751,000 in leveraged funds)

Project H.E.A.L.T.H., a $1.5 million grant to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, is designed to help transition North Carolina workers in declining industries into health care jobs experiencing shortages. ($170,504 in leveraged funds)

Meeting America’s Healthcare Employment Needs: The Job Corps/Community College Solution is a $1.5 million grant to Management and Training Corporation. The grant will link Job Corps health care training with advanced training in community colleges leading to certification for health care occupations. It also provides easy access for Hispanic youth to take advantage of English courses and become part of a high-demand bilingual workforce.


Endnotes

1. This information is available online at http://www.doleta.gov.

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