Demand Driven Strategies for Business & Workforce

Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund (HCWTF)

 

Overview

The Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund was established in 2012 as part of Massachusetts’ health care cost containment legislation. Because of the changing landscape of the health care system and delivery of services, the Fund was established to support a wide spectrum of employee training within the health care industry.

Commonwealth Corporation has a history of proven success with health care workforce development strategies and is charged with not only administering the grant funds, but ensuring funds are targeted appropriately to meet the workforce needs of healthcare organizations.

HCWTF Planning Grants were awarded to 51 organizations across the state. They allowed grantees to assess how to prepare health care workers for the careers of the 21st century economy. The Planning Grants took place between February and July 2014.

  • Download the final summary listing of the Planning Grants (updated December 2014).
  • We’ve published a brief summarizing key findings and trends discovered through our Planning Grantees. Click here to read.

Grantees created additional resources which shed light on various aspects of the health care workforce:

Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund Training Grants awarded to 59 organizations across the state will help train health care providers to improve patient service and reduce health care costs.

  • Download the list of grantees. (updated December 2014)
  • Download the press release from the December 10, 2014 announcement.

Resources

  • Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund Advisory Board Members

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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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  • May 2013: Advisory Board Meeting materials

    This first advisory board meeting provided members with an overview of the listening sessions and input used to inform funding decisions, and discussed the proposal to fund Planning Grants. In addition, the Health Policy Commission provided an update on their recent activity.
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  • December 2013: Advisory Board Meeting materials

    This meeting provided an update on the Health Care Planning Grant opportunity. In addition, there were presentations from the Health Policy Commission, Department of Public Health, and the MA e-Health Institute funding and grant activities.
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  • June 23, 2014: Advisory Board Meeting materials

    This meeting provided an update on the full cycle of Planning Grants, as well as an update on CHART grants from the Health Policy Commission. In addition, four Planning grantees (VNA Care Network Foundation, Brockton Hospital/Signature Health, Community Healthlink, and 1199SEIU) presented on their grant activities and outcomes.
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  • December 17, 2014: Advisory Board Meeting materials

    This meeting provided an update on the outcomes of the Planning Grants, the status of the procurement for Training Grants, as well as an update on CHART grants from the Health Policy Commission. In addition, the Department of Public Health gave two presentations: 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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  • June 24, 2015: Advisory Board Meeting materials

    This meeting provided an update on the procurement and initial stages of Training Grant activity, as well as an update on CHART grants from the Health Policy Commission, and a presentation from the MA e-Health Institute. In addition, one of the Training Grantees (Care Dimensions) gave an overview of their project and discussed the importance of identifying and measuring business impact.
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  • November 18, 2015: Advisory Board Meeting materials

    This meeting provided an overview of Accountable Care, as well as the needs, strategies and trends in Behavioral Health Integration, presented by the Health Policy Commission. In addition, one of the Training Grantees (Behavioral Health Network) gave an overview of their project, which focuses on integration 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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