Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program-GWEP

The HIGN GWEP grant, entitled the "Community/Clinical Primary Care of Older Adults program (CC-PCOA)", will build the geriatric capacity of the primary care workforce in clinical and community settings to address gaps in health care for older adults and maximize patient and family engagement.

The Hartford Institute in partnership with the Montefiore Health System and Regional Aid for Interim Needs, Inc. (RAIN), a community services organization in the Bronx, aims to improve the quality of healthcare for older Americans 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.

This is a 3-year, $2.55 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant through the newly launched Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). HIGN was one of 44 organizations in 29 states awarded a total of $35.7 million in awards.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP28713, Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program for $ 2.55 million.

This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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