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North and Central Florida Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Partnership

Welcome to the North and Central Florida Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Partnership (NCF-GWEP) webpage. The NCF-GWEP, anchored by the Department of Geriatrics at the FSU College of Medicine, is a collaborative partnership among FSU, community-based primary care, and community-based education organizations. At our webpage you will be able to find information whether you’re a senior, health care provider, caregiver, or health trainee looking for more information about geriatric health. Florida has a larger percentage of older residents than any other state, and the number of those 65 and older is expected to reach nearly 8 million by 2030. The growing older adult population must be able to have health care workers who have the skill set to understand their unique health care needs. 

Check out our Resources tab for training materials, educational information, and links to helpful sites. See information below on each of our six projects. 

NCF-GWEP Projects

Primary Care Consortium

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Senior Learning

Transforming Rural and Underserved Care Environments

Interprofessional Education

Nurse Workforce Enhancement

 Who are our collaborative partners?

 

Primary Care Consortium Project

Goals and Objectives

Develop providers who address the health needs of older adults, by providing up to three years of longitudinal training to Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residents.

Strengthen geriatric components of clinical training environments by developing scholarly activities and quality improvement projects focused on integrating best practices into everyday clinical care.

 

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers Project

Goals and Objectives

To instill caregivers with the knowledge and skills to be engaged partners in health care teams, advocate for personal and care recipient needs, and improve health outcomes and quality of life by delivering the nationally recognized Powerful Tools for Caregivers six week curriculum.

To create a pool of certified trainers across Florida to provide ongoing, sustainable quality delivery of the curriculum for caregivers.

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Senior Learning Project 

Goals and Objectives

To increase the number of health profession students capable of addressing health information needs of older adults, by developing and evaluating educational materials targeting older adults’ self-identified needs.

To provide older adults with the knowledge and skills to be engaged partners in health care teams, by having interdisciplinary student collaborators create informative self-activating educational programs that will be delivered to older adult audiences by medical students.

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Transforming Rural and Underserved Care Environments Project

Goals and Objectives

Transform the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and affiliated FSU College of Medicine Regional Campus in Immokalee, into a high-quality geriatrics care provider and training center.


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Interprofessional Education Project


Goals and Objectives

Develop providers from nursing, social work, pharmacy, and medicine who can assess and address the health information needs of older adults and work effectively in interprofessional teams. This will be accomplished through an interactive online curriculum for students from multiple health professions culminating in a simulated interprofessional clinical immersion experience.


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Nurse Workforce Education Project

Goals and Objectives
 

Develop nurses and other providers who can assess and address the health needs of older adults including frail, vulnerable populations residing in assisted living and nursing centers.  

Strengthen geriatrics components of clinical training environments through development and implementation of interactive online learning modules that will provide evidence-based best-practice information with an emphasis on providing individualized person centered care.  


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