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Better Care, Better Careers: The Jobs to Careers Strategy for Growing a Skilled Health Care Workforce

April 1, 2012

This report examines the impact of Jobs to Careers, a $15.8 million initiative that promoted new and better ways of training frontline health care workers, including direct care workers, throughout the country. The report details the various ways the Jobs to Careers initiative met its goal of improving training quality. Jobs to Careers was sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the Hitachi Foundation and the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Key Takeaways

Ninety-three percent of participating frontline workers reported more confidence in meeting demands.
Jobs to Careers improved worker retention and quality of care, and yielded direct financial benefits.
Colleges and education partners saw improved enrollment and revenue, outcomes, and development opportunities.

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