The National Care for Better program was a large scale improvement program assigned by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports and ZonMw. There were over 700 participating organisations in long term care, (€ 7 mln, 2007-2012). The program management was performed by Vilans and the execution of over 50 projects in collaboration with 12 subcontractors.
Care for Better focusses on improvement of quality issues
The Care for Better program focused on the implementation of improvement of quality issues like fall prevention, medication safety, reducing restraints, problem behaviour, innovation. The program delivered also numerous knowledge products and in the last phases the results and products were also translated and transferred to the education sector.
The results of the program are the starting point for the dissemination of knowledge via zorgvoorbeter.nl.