About the Project

Quality Care Health Foundation (QCHF) has been awarded a multi-year $2.4 million state grant from the California Department of Public Health.

The CNA Training Kickstarter Project will train up to 1,000 CNAs, and assist long-term care facilities with developing up to 60 in-house, facility-based, CNA training programs. This workforce grant is focused on meeting the needs of the ever-growing demand for front-line caregivers in long-term care. The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) estimates that the state will need 23,000 additional certified nursing assistants (CNAs) within the next four years.

This project is open to all skilled nursing facilities, and intermediate care facilities state-wide in California. If a facility has a training ban, they are still eligible to participate in the first phase of the project. The selection of facilities will be based on each facility's individual staffing needs and their ability to comply with project standards. 

About QCHF

Quality Care Health Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational foundation. QCHF is the educational arm of the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF). Our goal is to provide affordable, cost-effective, in-depth training opportunities on a multitude of subjects relating to the needs of long-term care providers in California. These needs cover issues such as regulatory compliance, the Medicare reimbursement system, professional conferences, certification courses, and tools for hands-on management in long-term care facilities.

The CNA Training Kickstarter Project will train up to 1,000 CNAs, and assist long-term care facilities with developing up to 60 in-house CNA training programs state-wide in California.




Gina Patterson

T: 916-432-5197

F: 916-446-4454

E: gpatterson@cahf.org