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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.





 

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A new app
Drawing upon the expertise of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at NYU College of Nursing, a global leader in older adult care, ConsultGeri: Dementia is a new app available for Ipads and Iphones This app is a valuable step-by-step diagnosis and management guide for physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals and home caregivers of older adult patients potentially suffering from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer’s Disease. Get app here

Geriatric Scholars Community
For additional online educational opportunities, visit www.gerischolars.org.
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.


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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