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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

Upcoming Core Days at Linkage House
Core Day 1: Working with Older People - March 4, 2015
Core Day 2: Providing Interdisciplinary Geriatric Care - March 11, 2015
Core Day 3: Special Considerations for Older Adults- March 18, 2015
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Upcoming Elective
Elder Abuse
March 25, 2015
Union Settlement, New York, NY
At the end of the day, participants will be able to identify signs and symptoms of elder abuse, name the criteria for investigation of an Adult Protective Services Case and explain the use of a restraining order.
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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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