The Ralph and Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
Caregiver Training Initiative Process and Implementation Evaluation
- Author(s): Matthias, Ruth
- Morrison, Ellen
- Chapman, Susan
- Benjamin, A.E. (Ted)
- et al.
The intent of the California Caregiver Training Initiative is to increase the number of health caregivers in the State of California. This initiative, which is part of the Governor's Aging with Dignity Initiative, has provided $25 million through competitive grants to twelve Regional Collaboratives statewide for an 18-21 month period from early 2001 through late 2002. The goals of the CTI project are to address urgent workforce shortages through innovative approaches for recruiting, training and retaining employees in the healthcare industry, and also to enhance in the earing potential of health caregivers. The primary participants in the program are Workforce Investment Act (WIA) clients and Welfare-To-Work (WtW) clients.