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Hartford Institute Primary Care of Older Adults (HIPCOA)
The goal of HIPCOA is to build the capacity of the healthcare workforce in geriatrics. This will be accomplished by a multi-modal education intervention aimed at improving the knowledge and skill sets of primary care providers, faculty members and students. Through the creation, testing, and nationwide dissemination of a series of primary care-focused online learning modules, the PCOA program will create a systematic approach to embed in primary care settings patient- and family-centered and evidence-based care that is responsive to the particular needs of older adults.

The Project is managed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at New York University College of Nursing, in coordination with the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers (CNYGEC) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and the National Nurses Care Consortium (NNCC).

This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. Learn more.





 

Upcoming Trainings

Core Days at Bellevue Medical Center
Core Day 1: Working with Older People - April 17, 2015
Core Day 2: Providing Interdisciplinary Geriatric Care - April 24, 2015
Core Day 3: Special Considerations for Older Adults- May 1, 2015
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Elective: Working with Older Stroke Patients
May 14, 2015
Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY
At the end of the day, participants will be able to identify common effects of stroke, describe the causes and impact of stroke and explain the possible outcomes for recovery from stroke
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Geriatric Scholar Certificate Program in Binghamton, NY
May 6 - June 3, 2015
Greater Binghamton Health Center, Clinical Campus
425 Robinson Street
Binghamton, NY
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Eldercare Workforce Alliance Senate Briefing:  It Takes A Team!

Tara Cortes , PhD, RN, FAAN, CNYGEC Co-Director, and Carmen Morano, PhD, Senior Faculty Associate, were speakers at the October 30, 2014 Congressional breakfast briefing on the importance of funding geriatrics and gerontology training programs for healthcare professionals, including direct-care workers, and providing team care that places the individual and family caregivers at the center of care. The briefing was supported by the Senate Special Committee on Aging. "It Takes A Team! What we will need to meet needs of older adults and their family caregivers" highlighted the need for geriatrics and gerontology education and interprofessional team care. Read more and watch the briefing: Click here

 


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