Demand Driven Strategies for Business & Workforce

Health Care Workforce Initiatives

 

Overview

Commonwealth Corporation has a history of proven success with health care workforce development strategies. We design initiatives and provide technical assistance to grantees to ensure that programs meet the workforce needs of Massachusetts’ health care providers. In addition to our strategic grant making, we explore innovative solutions to workforce challenges using research and data to support partners in this work.

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Resources

  • Care Dimensions Presentation at Tech-Based Training for Health Care Workers on the Move, November 2017
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  • Partners HealthCare at Home Presentation at Tech-Based Training for Health Care Workers on the Move, November 2017
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  • Partners HealthCare Presentation at Tech-Based Training for Health Care Workers on the Move, November 2017
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  • HWCTF Annual Report to Legislature

    This report provides information about the status of initiatives that have been supported by the Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund (the Fund) as of the end of calendar year 2016. Part One outlines the Fund’s priorities and provides information on the structure for providing Fund oversight and program management. Part Two provides updated information about Training grants. Part Three provides information about a grant to the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative/Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI). Part Four provides information about the status of initiatives managed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Part Five briefly describes the Health Professions Data Series.
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  • HWCTF Annual Report to Legislature, Addenda to 2016 Report

    The Addenda include data, presentations, meeting notes, etc. on fund activity through September 2016.
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  • The Changing Role of Medical Assistants – Panel Presentations

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    Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund Case Study – Fellowship Health Resources

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  • Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund Case Study – Centrus

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  • Health Care Workforce Brief

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  • Occupational Gap Analysis Report, Regional Employment Board, Hampden County

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  • Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund Advisory Board Members
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  • May 18, 2017: Advisory Board Meeting materials

    This meeting provided an opportunity for two of our grantees to share their perspectives on the current workforce needs of the Home Care Industry in Massachusetts. The Home Care Aide Council and the Center for Community Health, Education Research and Service (CCHERS) shared an overview of their grant-supported training projects. CCHERS provides a pipeline approach to train and support adults interested in pursuing home care aide jobs. The Home Care Aide Council offers clinical skills and supervisory training to incumbent staff at home care businesses across the state.
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  • November 29, 2016: Advisory Board Meeting materials

    This meeting provided an opportunity for two of our grantees to share their experiences delivering Motivational Interviewing training to their staffs. Boston Health Care for the Homeless and New England Quality Care Alliance provided an overview of this important communication strategy and shared detailed information on how each of their organizations is utilizing motivational interviewing to help improve patient engagement and quality of care.
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  • May 16, 2016: Advisory Board Meeting materials

    This meeting continued the conversation on measuring business impact – Commonwealth Corporation’s approach and how we are monitoring outcomes and collecting data from grantees. In addition, one of the Training Grantees (Beth Israel Hospital, Milton) gave an overview of their project, which focuses on giving incumbent CNAs advanced skills in geriatrics and coordinated care. Their project also includes the corporation of geriatric training for CNA students through their local Vocational-Technical school.
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  • All Advisory Board Meeting materials from 2015

    A compilation of all the advisory board meeting materials from 2015. This includes several presentations: one from the MA e-Health Institute, one from Care Dimensions with an overview of their project the importance of identifying and measuring business impact, an overview of Accountable Care and the needs, strategies and trends in Behavioral Health Integration from the Health Policy Commission, and Behavioral Health Network gave an overview of their project focused on integration of care.
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  • Changing the Conversation: Accelerating Workforce Transformation in Healthcare from 2014

    Created by the Massachusetts Hospital Association.
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  • Occupational Gap Analysis Report from 2014

    Created by the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County.
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  • Mental Health Supportive Home Care Aide: Curriculum Outline from 2014

    Created by the Home Care Aide Council.
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  • All Advisory Board Meeting materials from 2014

    A compilation of all the advisory board meeting materials from 2014. This includes presentations from four Planning grantees (VNA Care Network Foundation, Brockton Hospital/Signature Health, Community Healthlink, and 1199SEIU) on their grant activities and outcomes as well as two presentations from Department of Public Health: one on the roles of Community Health Workers and the efforts towards certification, and another on the Health Professions Data Series.
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  • All Advisory Board Meeting materials from 2013

    A compilation of all the advisory board meeting materials from 2013. Includes presentations from the Health Policy Commission, Department of Public Health, and the MA e-Health Institute funding and grant activities.
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Events

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