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Past Grants

The Board of Higher Education has awarded grants through competitive processes to support a variety of faculty and curriculum projects.

Massachusetts Healthcare Chartbook

In 2013, an updated edition of the Massachusetts Healthcare Chartbook (.PDF: 8MB) was released as a DHE grant project completed by Commonwealth Corporation. This graphical resource contains charts that inform workforce development professionals, educators, employers, and jobseekers about the status and recent history of Healthcare careers and the Healthcare and Social Assistance Sector in the Commonwealth. The updated edition examines changes since 2007 in the wide range of jobs that make up the healthcare workforce and is available for download by clicking the link below.

>> Download the Massachusetts Healthcare Chartbook (.PDF: 8MB)

Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Data Analysis – FY2013

The Department of Higher Education (DHE), through the DHE’s Nursing and Allied Health Initiative (N&AHI) grant program, announced on August 7, 2013 an award of $46,607 to Commonwealth Corporation to complete their proposal to produce an update of a previously published document, "Massachusetts Healthcare Chartbook."

The contents of the updated version will feature a similar format to the original. However, some charts will be deleted or revised and new charts added with a greater emphasis on allied health professions. The new Chartbook may also include content related to current and future impacts of health care reform.

Nursing Education Redesign Grant Program -- FY2012

The Department of Higher Education (DHE) Nursing Education Redesign Grants for FY2012 were recently announced. The awards, totaling nearly $195,000, are made through the DHE’s Nursing and Allied Health Initiative (N&AHI). A one-page summary is provided for each.

Nursing Education Redesign Grant Program -- FY2011

The Department of Higher Education (DHE), through the DHE's Nursing and Allied Health Initiative (N&AHI), has awarded over $242,000 as part of the Nursing Education Redesign Grant Program. The purpose of this grant program is to continue the development of innovations in all aspects of nursing education and especially to expand the scope and scale of successful, prior pilot projects.

The list of awards is as follows:

Increasing Faculty: Nurse Scholars Program

In collaboration with the Massachusetts Hospital Association, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation has provided $350,000 over 2 years to support the Nursing Initiative's efforts to increase the number of qualified faculty in nursing programs. To date, eighteen scholarships have been provided to current clinical nurses who are enrolled in masters or doctoral nursing programs and who have committed to teach upon graduation.

More information describing this program:
www.patientcarelink.org/workforce/mhas-efforts-to-help.aspx Offsite link
www.mhalink.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=MHA_News1&template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=10991 Offsite link

Previous Year Grants

In addition, the Nursing Initiative has supported development of the Centralized Clinical Placement System and a working group to discuss the Nurse of the Future.


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