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Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
About the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
The University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) is a project funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to improve the health and well-being of older adults living in six counties in Kentucky: Barren, Bullitt, Hart, Henry, Metcalfe, and Shelby.
This project addresses 1) the shortage of the geriatric and primary care health workforce; 2) the need to train a health care workforce that can deliver culturally appropriate services to all diverse groups living in our area; 3) the difficulties experienced in decreasing the chronic disease burden in rural KY; 4) the lack of supportive rural environments to promote health, specifically for the older rural populations; and 5) the need for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Supportive Education and Resources.
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