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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 next in a webinar training series for healthcare providers who serve tribal elders will be on January, 27, 2015. Christopher D’Amato, Psy.D., MPA, Faculty Associate of the CNYGEC and Clinical Neuropsychologist at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System will present on Dementia Assessment.

CNYGEC Elective in the Bronx
Working with Older Stroke Patients
January 28, 2015
Jewish Home Lifecare
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Upcoming Electives
Defining & Dignifying Dementia
February 6, 2015
Columbia University School of Social Work
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Geriatrics and Palliative Care in the Hospital
February 12, 2015
Harlem Hospital Center
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Diversity in Aging
February 25, 2015
Linkage House
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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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