Department of Medical Assistance Services
Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Resources
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RESOURCE LINKS FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT FOR VIRGINIA LONG TERM CARE PROVIDERS SEEKING CULTURE CHANGE STRATEGIES
OVERVIEW OF VIRGINIA GOLD
Virginia Gold was designed to implement quality improvement strategies including enhancing supportive workplace environments in order to increase retention of certified nursing assistants (CNA’s) employed by nursing facilities. Five Virginia nursing facilities were chosen to work on proposed plans to meet the goals of the Virginia Gold program. The Virginia Gold program effective dates for the two year grant were September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2011.
The four DMAS reports on the Virginia Gold program include the first year and second year/final program reports and the policy staff evaluation reports as listed below.
DMAS VIRGINIA GOLD REPORTS
Virginia Gold Evaluation Report - 2012
Final Year Report of the Virginia Gold Program - 2011
Virginia Gold Evaluation Report - 2011
Virginia Gold Interim Report - 2010
ARTICLES ON VIRGINIA GOLD PROGRAM PUBLISHED IN THE QUALITATIVE REPORT INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL
A Preliminary Qualitative Evaluation of the Virginia Gold Quality Improvement Program – 2012
An Evaluation of Virginia Gold: A Medicaid Program to Improve Nursing Facility Quality of Care - 2014
CULTURE CHANGE
VDH - Culture Change / Return to Community
Changing The Culture and Improving Quality
Eden Alternative - Transforming Care Environments
The Commonwealth Fund
Pioneer Network
Wellspring - Culture Change Nursing Facility Program
VCU Virginia Center for Aging
VCCC - Virginia Culture Change Coalition
Culture Change - Facts you need to know
National LTC Ombudsman Resource Center – Culture Change
Person-Centered Care for Nursing Facility Residents – Abstract
ElderCare Link - New Trends in Long Term Nursing Care – Culture Change
University of Minnesota – School of Nursing - List of Culture Change Organizations and Guides and Resources
WORKFORCE
PHI National Clearinghouse on the Direct Care Workforce
PHI Quality Care Through Quality Jobs
Healthcare Workforce Data Center
STATISTICS
Virginia Health Information
Federal Interagency Forum On Aging-Related Statistics
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
American Health Care Association
Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
Health Affairs Journal
VHQC
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
My Innerview
Quality Net