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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

Intensive Update in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Annual CME Course
September 16, 2015 to September 19, 2015
Baruch College Campus Conference Center
New York, NY
Registration required
The Icahn School of Medicine offers the 2015 annual Intensive Update in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine CME course, an engaging and comprehensive review of the various areas of these fields. This four-day course provides you with an opportunity to study with nationally recognized experts in geriatric and palliative medicine—in workshops and one-on-one mentoring. Course space is limited.  Click here for more details.

Geriatric Scholars Community
For additional online educational opportunities, visit
Geriatric Scholars Community offers learning opportunities for primary care providers to improve care of older adults. Courses include dementia, palliative and end of life care, falls and the newest course-chronic disease.

Chronic diseases – such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis – are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems in the U.S. Older adults have a high frequency of multiple chronic conditions, which require a more complex care plan.


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