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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

New Training Series
The GEC has launched a new training series for healthcare providers who serve tribal elders. The Lunch & Learn Webinar Series on Aging kicked-off on December 9, 2015 with a presentation on Falls and Fall Prevention by Dr. Kenneth Boockvar, Senior Faculty Associate of the CNYGEC and Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Participants included healthcare providers from the Seneca, Maliseets, Narragensett, St. Regis Mohawk, Oneida, Wampanoag and Poarch Creek tribes. The next topic in the series will be Dementia Assessment on January 27, 2015.

CNYGEC Elective in the Bronx
Working with Older Stroke Patients: January 28, 2015
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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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