New Paths to Professional Nursing (NPPN), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Jersey Health Initiatives program, demonstrates that it is possible to create a pipeline of nursing candidates who live in and resemble the communities they serve.
This report informs health care leaders, policymakers, and practitioners about the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for frontline workers, including changing skill sets and roles required to implement new models of delivering care.
CareerSTAT's report, Building Career Ladders in the Age of the Affordable Care Act, documents how major New Jersey health care provider Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health works with regional partners to develop its frontline workers.
Frontline workers in health care typically earn less than $40,000 each year. To address the increased need for health care services, we need to invest in the skills and career development of frontline health care workers.
Creating Career Pathways for Frontline Health Care Workers focuses on promising practices implemented across the country that help frontline health care workers get the skills they need to provide quality care and build a sustainable career.
To deliver more patient-centered care to an ever-increasing number of patients, hospitals must focus on the careers and skills development of all members of the existing workforce, not just doctors and other high-level professionals.
America’s aging population is raising the demand for long-term care. To meet the rising demand of this expanding costumer base, long-term care facilities must give direct care workers the tools to advance their careers.
In March 2010, JFF hosted two working meetings that brought attention to an often-overlooked issue central to the quality, access, and affordability of health care: not enough qualified workers to ensure quality care for an aging population.