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On Lok Founder visits UNC and Piedmonth Health Services

September 5, 2017

Ms. Hansen speaks to the Division of Geriatrics Jennie Chin Hansen, renowned founder of the On Lok program visited UNC’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and our partnering Federally Qualified Health Center, Piedmont Health Services to help celebrate National PACE month which runs through September. PACE stands for Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly. … Continued

Carolina GWEP program wins networking grant

August 7, 2017

The UNC Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) has won a $25,000 grant from the American Geriatrics Society, Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Collaborating Center, to support a 1 day collaboration on American Indian/Alaska Native health issues. A total of 5 GWEPS will come together on October 27th in Tuscon, Arizona to discuss the complex cultural issues surrounding … Continued

Otago Online Course Hits 5,000 trainees

June 12, 2017

The UNC School of Medicine’s online training for Physical Therapists and other health professionals surpassed a milestone this week; reaching 5,000 trainees. The Otago Exercise Program is an evidence-based falls prevention program developed in New Zealand that reduces falls up to 40%. Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, Division Chief of the UNC Division of Geriatrics says … Continued

Interprofessional training for 250+ students at UNC

February 14, 2017

The Carolina Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program was part of an Interprofessional Education Collaborative on campus that brought together 250 students from 10 disciplines to practice care planning for older adults. Over the course of 2 days teams of 10 learned about the disciplines of dentistry, dental hygiene, medicine, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, public … Continued

CGWEP reaches the west coast

April 14, 2016

Flyer announcing falls event in California Because of the incredible networking of CGWEP staff The Otago Exercise Program is being featured at the 16th Annual California Senior Injury Prevention Educational Forum.

CGWEP staff speak on falls in Virginia

April 14, 2016

CGWEP Dissemination Leader, Ellen Schneider was a featured speaker at the LewisGale and Carilion sponsored fall prevention conference at the Holiday Inn on Ordway Drive in Roanoke. A link to local news coverage of the event is found here. In the United States, approximately 2.5 million older adults are treated annually in emergency departments for … Continued

Expanding the School of Medicine Across the State

March 14, 2016

The UNC School of Medicine serves North Carolinians in all 100 counties of the state, reaching rural communities and underserved populations. And that task is only getting bigger as our population continues to grow. That is why we are taking steps to address this challenge, including expanding our School of Medicine to Wilmington, North Carolina. … Continued