Shaping Regional Economies to Sustain Quality Work: The Cooperative Health Care Network

Peter Pitegoff, Shaping Regional Economies to Sustain Quality Work: The Cooperative Health Care Network in Hard Labor: Women and Work in the Post- Welfare Era (Joel Handler & Lucie White, eds., 1999 [out of print] OCR of Chapter 5

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Peter Pitegoff

University of Maine School of Law

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

This chapter chronicles a creative response to social retrenchment, a saga of strategic deployment of accessible resources and a reshaping of regional economic forces for the benefit of targeted labor markets. While charting its own course, CHCB is part of a mutually supportive network of health care employers and trainers, including successful home care companies in Philadelphia and the South Bronx. Together, these three corporations form the core of the Cooperative Health Care Network and employ over 500 home health aides. About 80 percent of the employees were formerly dependent on public assistance. The network [network] experience and their applicability to other employer initiatives or to broader public policy.

Keywords: welfare, welfare-to-work, employee-owners, health care, health care industry

JEL Classification: D02, D04, I18, I38, J54, K31

Suggested Citation

Pitegoff, Peter R., Shaping Regional Economies to Sustain Quality Work: The Cooperative Health Care Network (1999). Peter Pitegoff, Shaping Regional Economies to Sustain Quality Work: The Cooperative Health Care Network in Hard Labor: Women and Work in the Post- Welfare Era (Joel Handler & Lucie White, eds., 1999 [out of print] OCR of Chapter 5, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3083082

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