The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program supports the development of a health care workforce that improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care, maximizing patient and family engagement, and transforming the healthcare system.
The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program aims to provide greater flexibility to grant awardees by allowing applicants to identify the specific interprofessional geriatrics education and training needs of their communities and develop a program that is responsive to those needs.
Applicants are encouraged to provide the primary care workforce with the knowledge and skills to care for older adults and collaborate with community partners to address gaps in health care for older adults through individual, system, community, and population level changes.
The program offers the opportunity to realign the clinical training experience to be consistent with transformative healthcare systems while improving collaboration within the healthcare team.
Eligible applicants are accredited health professions schools and programs, including: