URI: Geriatric Workforce program at URI aims to improve elder health care

  • 29 Aug 2019

A University of Rhode Island professor has been awarded a $3.75 million federal grant to improve health services for older adults. With the grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, College of Health Sciences Professor Phillip Clark is leading a team of health care professionals in a statewide initiative to develop an age- and dementia-friendly workforce to integrate primary and geriatric care, and improve health services for older adults. The Rhode Island Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program will support a five-year program to better train health care providers. Partners in the program, in addition to URI and Healthcentric Advisers, include Brown University, Rhode Island College, Care New England Health System, Integra Community Care Network, Care New England Medical Group, Care Transformation Collaborative, RI Primary Care Physicians Corporation and the Alzheimer's Association of Rhode Island.

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