93.969: PPHF Geriatric Education Centers
Alternate Name: Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program GWEP
Aug. 30, 2022
Aug. 30, 2022
The purpose of this program is to improve health outcomes for older adults by developing a healthcare workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement, and by integrating geriatrics and primary care. The goals of this program are: 1) to educate and train the primary care and geriatrics workforce to care for older adults in integrated geriatrics and primary care models, and 2) to partner with community based organizations (CBOs) to address gaps in healthcare for older adults, promote age-friendly health systems and dementia-friendly communities, and address the social determinants of health.
Type of Assistance
B - Project Grants
Eligible applicants are accredited health professions schools and programs. The following entities are eligible applicants: Schools of Allopathic Medicine; Schools of Veterinary Medicine; Schools of Dentistry; Schools of Public Health; Schools of Osteopathic Medicine; Schools of Chiropractic; Schools of Pharmacy; Physician Assistant Programs; Schools of Optometry; Schools of Allied Health; Schools of Podiatric Medicine; and Schools of Nursing The following accredited graduate programs are also eligible applicants: Health Administration; and Behavioral Health and Mental Health Practice, including: Clinical Psychology, Clinical Social Work, Professional Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition these are also eligible entities under GWEP: a health care facility, a program leading to certification as a certified nurse assistant, a partnership of a school of nursing such and facility, or a partnership of such a program and facility Faith-based and community-based organizations, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and Native American Organizations may apply if otherwise eligible. Applicants must be located in the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia.
Accredited health professions schools and programs.