Caregiver Incentive Project (CIP)'s Caregiver Academy
Caregiver Incentive Project (CIP)
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.