Grants are available to support the development of Geriatric Education Centers (GECs) collaborative arrangements involving several health professions schools and health care facilities to train health professional faculty, students, and practitioners in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention of disease, disability, and other health problems of the elderly.
Applicants must propose to carry out all of the following statutory purposes: (1) improve the training of health professionals in geriatrics, including geriatric residencies, traineeships or fellowships; (2) develop and disseminate curricula relating to the treatment of the health problems of elderly individuals; (3) support the training and retraining of faculty to provide instruction in geriatrics; (4) support continuing education of health professionals who provide geriatric care; and (5) provide students with clinical training in geriatrics in nursing homes, chronic and acute disease hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and senior centers.
This training must involve four or more health profession disciplines, one of which must be allopathic or osteopathic medicine. Other health professions may include allopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, chiropractors, clinical psychologists, health administrators, and allied health professionals including professional counselors and social workers.
*This program is not included in the Presidents budget for FY 2005. Potential applicants for funds should consider this announcement provisional until final Congressional action on appropriations is taken. Updated information on Congressional action on appropriations will be available on the HRSA website.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Geriatric Education Centers
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA Grants Application Center, 901 Russell Avenue Suite 450, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879