Current WGEC Projects, 2015 - 2019

The WGEC consortium is focused upon accomplishing the following eight (8) objectives for the project period of 2015 - 2019. Each objective has a project team that is responsible for implementing and evaluating the initiative.

 

Integrate geriatrics & primary care health care delivery systems in Madison, WI, to provide new clinical experiences for health profession students.
Train healthcare providers working in primary care clinics, hospitals & the community to meet the diagnostic & support needs of persons with dementia, especially at times of crisis.
Develop new performance improvement & point-of-care curriculum to improve primary care providers' ability to provide high quality & safe patient care for geriatric patients.
Expand the Geriatrics Fast Facts online database to include new clinically actionable reports for fast and easy point-of-care reference by all health providers.
Develop a new "Geriatric Scholars Program" and train interprofessional unit-based teams so they have the skills and knowledge to improve care & transitions for older adults.
Develop new interprofessional team-based curriculum and train health profession students.
Provide interprofessional continuing education to healthcare providers and faculty in Wisconsin.
Educate older adults and family caregivers about dementia, chronic conditions, disease self-management, and community resources.

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