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CGEC Overview

The California Geriatric Education Center (CGEC), based at the UCLA Multicampus Program in Gerontology and Geriatrics, was funded by the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Under the direction of Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH the CGEC had continuous federal funding since 1987 until the one year federal hiatus in 2006. Funded 2007 through June 2015, the CGEC offered both short and extended education and training opportunities for health professions faculty, practitioners, students and others to enhance the quality and availability of health care for older adults statewide. As required by HRSA, all CGEC education and training programs were interdisciplinary.

Consortium partners included UCLA, Western University of Health Sciences, Kern County Medical Center, California State University, Bakersfield; and the statewide association, California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics (CCGG). Each educational partner offered training in geriatrics and gerontology in the fields of medicine (internal medicine, family practice, and preventive medicine), nursing, social work, dentistry, public health and pharmacy.

CGEC Grant Ended

The grant funding the CGEC has ended. We have a new grant, the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). More information can be found at http://geronet.ucla.edu/gwep