Since July 1, 2015 the Carolina Geriatric Education Center has trained almost 1,000 health care providers as part of the new Health Resources and Services Administration Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Grant.
Otago Exercise Program to be part of Multi-million dollar effort to Prevent Falls The Otago Exercise Program, a fall prevention program delivered by physical therapists, is one of several evidence-based programs being promoted across 18 states as part of three major national funding initiatives through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Administration for Community … Read more
The most recent issue of the NC Medical Journal highlights the NC Falls Prevention Coalition and the Otago Online Training Course.
Tiffany Shubert PT PhD and Ellen Schneider MBA joined a team of national experts to improve how communities implement Falls Prevention Programs and reaching new audiences last month.
The Otago online course offered through the Carolina Geriatric Education Center has reached the landmark of enrolling 1,000 students. PTs from every state except Arkansas, Louisiana and Wyoming have been trained. The course was recently certified for 2 CCu’s by The Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) through their ProCert portal and now … Read more
The Texas chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association has approved the Carolina Geriatric Education Center’s online course Otago Exercise Program: Training for Physical Therapists. This 3 hour highly interactive self paced course provides PTs with all the tools they need to implement this evidence based falls intervention. With the Otago Exercise Program older … Read more
December 5, 2013 – 10:51 am | Posted in Campus, Working at Carolina Above, Chancellor Carol Folt, center, poses with members of the 2013 ULEAD class including Cristine Clarke, Coordinator of the Carolina Geriatric Education Center. Front Row, Left to Right: Cristine Clarke, Judith Nielsen, Chancellor Carol Folt, Mari Diaz, Lisa Long, Cynthia Demetriou, Daysha … Read more
The University of NC Chapel Hill, Western Carolina University, The University of Connecticut, Samuel Merritt University, the University of Montana Missoula and Marquette University will be offering their Physical Therapy Students access to the Otago Online Training developed by the CGEC. Training students along with practicing health care providers helps to strengthen the continuum of … Read more