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Caregiver Incentive Project (CIP)'s Caregiver Academy

Healthcare Industry


Organizations Involved

Caregiver Incentive Project (CIP)

Occupations Involved

Other: Direct Care Workers

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers AND healthcare workforce retention

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; training current healthcare professionals in SDOH, implicit bias, or on other subjects that will help professionals provide more culturally-competent and/or patient-centered care


Caregiver Incentive Project (CIP)'s Caregiver Academy is a free 14-hour course that is designed to teach participants in the Upper Peninsula about the fundamental skills of caregiving, such as medication administration, CPR, boundaries, etc. The course is open to currently employed caregivers as well as individuals who are interested in becoming caregivers. Individuals who complete the course earn a $150 stipend.

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