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Geriatric Education Centers

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Examples of funded projects...

Four new projects are minority focused: the Stanford Geriatric Education Center (GEC) offers course work in ethnogeriatrics; the New Mexico GEC collaborates with the National Indian Council on Aging; and the Meharry GEC conducts programming on-campus and in rural areas in support of improving health care for older Black Americans. Three GECs have interdisciplinary training in geriatrics as a major focus of their grants: Wisconsin GEC has training experiences in interdisciplinary rehabilitation; the Colorado GEC provides interdisciplinary training on Alzheimer's Disease and other geriatric topics; and the Northwest GEC program focuses upon an interdisciplinary training program of Health Promotion for Undeserved Older Adults. The Minnesota Area GEC focuses upon managed care and quality improvement. They have produced a training module on managed care and a workshop curricula for quality improvement. South Texas GEC focuses on the two illnesses that occur in the African-American and Hispanic communities: diabetes and hypertension. All continuing grants are involved in mental health projects, especially Alzheimer's Disease. Several have begun using distance learning methods to train their enrollees and participants. Notable among them are the GECs in Texas, the Texas Consortium and the South Texas GEC. The GEC/PA at the University of Pittsburgh, in addition to focusing on ethnogeriatrics and elder abuse, addresses older driver safety and issues for care givers of Alzheimer's patients.

About this section

This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.