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GWEP Healthcare Education Series
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GWEP Healthcare Education Series

In 2015, The Alzheimer's Association- Greater Pa Chapter partnered with the University of Pittsburgh on a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement project to develop and present a series of webinars for healthcare providers.

The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program aims to improve the quality of healthcare for older Americans by:

  • Changing clinical training environments into integrated geriatrics and primary care delivery systems.
  • Training providers who can assess and address the needs of older adults and their families or caregivers at the individual, community, and population levels.
  • Delivering community-based programs that will provide patients, families, and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes and the quality of care for older adults.

“This geriatrics program allows health professions schools to identify the specific geriatrics education and training needs of their communities and develop programs that are responsive to those needs, resulting in more tailored care.” said Rebecca Spitzgo, Associate Administrator, HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce.

Below you will find archived versions and information about upcoming trainings in this series.

Clinical Updates in Dementia Webinar Series

Understanding the Risk and Protective Factors for Dementia
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
4:00 to 5:30 PM

Assessment of Dementia Through the Use of Evidence-Based Measures

Pharmacologic Interventions for Dementia Syndromes

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