Primary Care of Older Adults for Interprofessionals (PCOA-IP) Series


Course Format


Course Target Audience

  • Healthcare Professionals
  • PT
  • Social Work

Course Description

This series was developed to increase the age-sensitive health care knowledge and skills of primary care professionals. Each course promote team-based, coordinated, patient-centered, evidence-based care that is responsive to the particular needs of older adults. The series was created through funding provided by the US Health Resources and Services Administration’s Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP).


HIGN partnered with the Montefiore Health System and R.A.I.N., a community services organization in the Bronx, to create this series to improve the quality of healthcare for older adults by:

  • Changing clinical training environments into integrated geriatrics and primary care delivery systems.
  • Training providers who can assess and address the needs of older adults and their families or caregivers at the individual, community, and population levels.
  • Delivering community-based programs that will provide patients, families, and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes and the quality of care for older adults.

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PCOA-IP 1: Medicare Annual Wellness Visits and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Older Adults 

PCOA-IP 2: Dementia- Collaborative Care Approach to Memory Disorders 

PCOA-IP 3: Advance Directives 

PCOA-IP 4: Palliative and Hospice Care 

PCOA-IP 5: Practical Guide to Health Care Financing 

PCOA-IP 6: Distinguishing Dementia, Alzheimer's Type from Major Depression 

PCOA-IP 7: Person and Family-Centered Care 

PCOA-IP 8A: Health Promotion: Health Literacy

PCOA-IP 8B: Health Promotion: Population Health

PCOA-IP 9: Mistreatment Detection and Older Adults 

PCOA-IP 10: Substance Misuse in Older Adults 

PCOA-IP 11: Falls and Fall Prevention 

PCOA-IP 12: Medication Management 

PCOA-IP 13: Pain, Opioids, and Older Adults 

Primary Care of Older Adults for Interprofessionals (PCOA-IP)