Helpful websites for education and training materials on aging-related information:
Eldercare Workforce Alliance
The Eldercare Workforce Alliance is a group of 31 national organizations, joined together to address the immediate and future workforce crisis in caring for an aging America. Learn more about the EWA at:
Eldercare Workforce Alliance Advocacy Toolkit: The Geriatrics Enhancement Program
This toolkit provides staff and advocates with information and tools to educate Congress about the importance of having a health workforce prepared to meet the needs of a growing elderly population and providing funding for geriatrics through the annual appropriations process. Learn more about the toolkit at:
National Association for Geriatrics Education (NAGE)
The National Association for Geriatric Education (NAGE) is a non-profit membership organization representing geriatric education centers and other groups and organizations that provide education and training to health professionals in the areas of geriatrics and gerontology. NAGE is dedicated to improving the education, supply, distribution, diversity, and quality of health professionals serving older adults, and to educate policy makers and the public about the need for geriatric education.National Association for Geriatrics Education It is the source for public policy updates and archives, action alerts, finding member organizations, announcements and jobs, events calendar and quarterly features.Public Policy Updates
Health in Aging
A website created by the American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation and overseen by a team of experts on caring for older adults, this site is a great resource for information on common diseases and disorders affecting older adults, specific considerations for older adults with multiple chronic conditions, and resources tailored to specific topics and conditions.
United States Department of Health and Human Services
In 2015, The Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS-HRSA), established the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, also known as the GWEP, to develop a health care workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care.
DHHS-HRSA Training Curriculum: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
United States Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS-HRSA) has developed new training modules for educating the nation’s workforce and caregivers about caring for people living with dementia. A set of 16 core modules and 4 supplemental for health educators to train the primary care workforce on dementia care and help providers address caregiver needs. There are also 5 supplemental modules for caregivers. Access to this package is available via:
DHHS-HRSA Training Curriculum
New Jersey Department of Health
The Department’s priority is improving population health by strengthening New Jersey’s health system. The Department’s five branches, Public Health Services, Health Systems, Integrated Health, Office of Population Health and the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning work collaboratively toward that goal. Population health focuses on keeping healthy New Jerseyans well, preventing those at risk from getting sick, and keeping those with chronic conditions from getting sicker. Population health promotes prevention, wellness and equity in all environments, resulting in a healthy New Jersey.
Administration on Aging
The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people with disabilities of all ages should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Healthy Aging
Materials that are designed to assist health professionals in learning about and engaging in activities of CDC’s Healthy Aging Program and The Healthy Brain Initiative to promote independence and wellbeing.
The American Geriatrics Society
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. Our nearly 6,000 members include geriatricians, geriatric nurses, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and internists.
The Gerontological Society of America
GSA is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,500 members — is to promote the study of aging and disseminate information to scientists, decision makers, and the general public.
Portal of Geriatric Online Education
Use these tools to enhance your classroom materials or as building blocks for your curriculum.
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Since its start in 1996, the singular mission of the HIGN has been to shape the quality of health care of older adults. The commitment to this mission exhibited by the dedicated HIGN leadership, staff and affiliate organizations has made the HIGN today a globally recognized geriatric presence.
Harvard Macy Institute
The Harvard Macy Institute brings together health care professionals, educators, and leaders to discuss the critical challenges of the day and design innovative solutions that have a lasting impact on the way medicine is practiced and students are educated.
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers
The Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers (GRECCs) are United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) centers of excellence focused on aging. They were established by Congress in 1975 in order to improve the health and health care of older Veterans.
GeriU.org – The Online Geriatrics University
Innovative learning sessions, small group sessions and self-learning (training modules on GeriU, assigned readings, and PBL-style learning issues) will emphasize the knowledge and skills required.
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer’s disease research.