All Projects

How do we meet the training needs of frontline nursing home staff?

Supporting nursing home safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19 spread across the United States, virus outbreaks in nursing homes put America’s most vulnerable at tremendous risk.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognized that to protect frontline staff and nursing home residents a whole new range of training and resources was needed—and quickly!

Westat helped in this effort.

In response to the immediate need for training for all nursing home staff, Westat set to work. The goal was to ensure all nursing home staff received high-quality training about COVID-19 safety protocols.

Knowing that 40 million+ Americans cite Spanish as their first language, it was clear that training and safety tools needed to be available in Spanish.

Over the course of 3 months, Westat produced a broad range of Spanish training tools and resources ranging from interactive training videos and assessments, to tip sheets on COVID-19 safety protocols.

The work helped provide nursing homes across America, the Spanish-preferring residents, visitors, and staff the information they needed to stay safe.

At the 2021 CMS Quality Conference, which had a theme of Health Care Innovation During a Time of Disruption, the team received a Rock Star Award for its nimble response to emerging needs. CMS highlighted the nursing home training as a system-wide success amid the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Want to work with us?
You’ll be in great company.

About Us Careers

Westat Employees.
Westat Employee.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
DC Public Schools
Georgia Department of Transportation
Internal Revenue Service
Leadership Montgomery
Maryland Cancer Registry
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
National Science Foundation
NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
SiriusXM
Social Security Administration
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Teach for America
Texas Education Agency
The Johns Hopkins University
The National Institutes of Health
The Verizon Foundation
Toyota
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
University of Maryland Baltimore Campus
University of Michigan
University System of Maryland
Explore Our Clients

Please wait...

Forbes 2021 The Best Employers for Women Powered by StatistaForbes 2021 The Best Employers for Diversity Powered by StatistaForbes 2021: America's Best Midsize Employer Powered by Statista

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law. Notices to Employees & Applicants.