Care for the Caregivers Fund
Sparrow Health Systems, Sparrow Foundation
Other: Direct Care Workers
Workforce Development Focus
Healthcare workforce retention
Workforce Issue Addressed
Supporting healthcare workers’ mental and/or physical health
Care for the Caregivers is a unique fund through Sparrow Health Systems that supports Sparrow-employed caregivers who have experienced a major loss, catastrophe, illness, or medical condition that adversely affects those caregivers' wellbeing. The fund was created by caregivers to support their coworkers. The Care for the Caregivers committee raises funds through the Sparrow Foundation and from special events. The intention of the fund is to support healthcare workers' mental and/or physical health, which increases workforce retention.