Older adults throughout Wisconsin will achieve optimal personal health and have access to quality healthcare, provided by a workforce that is proficient in state-of-the-art geriatric care.
To provide superior educational products, curriculum, and training programs in geriatrics/gerontology to healthcare practitioners, faculty, and students in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center (WGEC) is a formal consortium of academic and healthcare organizations working in collaboration to insure that Wisconsin’s health professions workforce is adequately trained in geriatrics and gerontology. Consortium members include: Marquette University (lead organization), the Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, and Aurora Health Care. Together, the WGEC consortium develops, implements, and evaluates new curriculum and provides training to health professions faculty, students, and practitioners throughout the state.
The WGEC is administratively housed on Marquette University’s campus in Milwaukee. The Center's administration and current projects are made possible by a five-year grant authorized under Title VII of the Public Health Services Act awarded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to Marquette University’s College of Nursing.
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