Molecular Imaging News
April 6, 2006
New Grants for Work Based Learning Programs in Health Care
JOBS TO CAREERS: PROMOTING WORK-BASED LEARNING FOR QUALITY CARE, a new, four-year national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in collaboration with The Hitachi Foundation, will award grants to partnerships for advancing and rewarding the skill and career development of incumbent workers providing care and services on the front lines of our health and health care systems. Full proposals are due May 18, 2006.
The initiative will support partnerships of employers, educational institutions, and other organizations to expand and redesign systems to:
- Create lasting improvements in the way that institutions train and advance their frontline workers; and
- Test new models of education and training that incorporate work-based learning.
The initiative was established to meet the needs of the workers delivering direct health care and services-a diverse group in positions such as medical assistants, health educators, laboratory technicians, substance abuse counselors, or home health aides-and their employers, who require a skilled and stable frontline workforce. These workers practice in settings such as acute care hospitals, long-term care institutions, behavioral health programs, and public and community health organizations. They provide their patients and clients with preventive and early intervention services, chronic illness management strategies, and long-term and post-hospitalization rehabilitative care.
JOBS TO CAREERS will support projects that involve emerging or existing partnerships of at least one health or health care employer and at least one educational institution (e.g., community colleges) that provides academic credit or an industry-recognized credential. Eligible applicant organizations for grants through JOBS TO CAREERS are employers, educational institutions or other organizations within the partnership that are public entities or nonprofit organizations tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Each proposal may have only one applicant organization representing the partnership.
TIMETABLE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS
- April 3, 2006 (1-2 p.m. EST) & April 5, 2006 (3-4 p.m. EST):
Informational Web conferences for interested applicants
- May 18, 2006, 3:00 p.m. (EDT): Deadline for receipt of full proposals
- June 30, 2006: Finalists are notified
- September 1, 2006: Grants are awarded
Proposals must be submitted online.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, see the JOBS TO CAREERS Web site: www.jtcp.org
Jobs for the Future (www.jff.org) serves as the National Program Office of JOBS TO CAREERS.