Demand Driven Strategies for Business & Workforce
Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund (HCWTF)
The Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund supports training programs that address workforce skill needs identified by health care providers as they work to improve patient care and reduce costs. Commonwealth Corporation administers this fund on behalf of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.
Commonwealth Corporation has a history of proven success with health care workforce development strategies. We are charged with designing initiatives and providing technical assistance to grantees to ensure that programs supported by the HCWTF meet the workforce needs of Massachusetts’ health care providers.
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:
- Changing the Conversation: Accelerating Workforce Transformation in Healthcare, created by the Massachusetts Hospital Association
- Occupational Gap Analysis Report, created by the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County
- Mental Health Supportive Home Care Aide: Curriculum Outline, created by the Home Care Aide Council
Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund Case Study – Centrus
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.
Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund Advisory Board Members
Health Care Workforce Brief
Occupational Gap Analysis Report, Regional Employment Board, Hampden County
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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