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Interprofessional Fellows Complete Geriatric Office Visit Project

May 15, 2019

The 4th cohort of Interprofessional Geriatrics Fellows reported the results of their year-long qualitative study of what makes a health care provider’s office geriatrics friendly.  The team this year consisted of a cardiologist, a nurse practitioner, a pharmacist and a dental hygienist.  They conducted semi-structured interviews and focus groups with patients and clinic staff along … Continued

Healthcare Decisions Day

April 16, 2019

Make your end of life wishes known.  The CGWEP supports National Healthcare Decisions Day an initiative of The Conversation Project https://www.nhdd.org/#welcome  

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April 11, 2019

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Falls Prevention Strategic Planning

April 4, 2019

Vicki Tilley, PT, Geriatric Clinical Specialist, is part of a select group of aging specialists who are banding together to design what falls prevention activities in NC will look like over the next 5 years. Representatives from left to right include Ingrid Bou-Saada from the NC Division of Public Health, Ellen Bailey, UNC Asheville, Vicki … Continued

CGWEP applies for 5 year renewal grant

March 20, 2019

The UNC Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center for Aging and Health successfully submitted an application to the Health Resources and Services Administration for a $3,750,000 grant renewal spanning 5 years from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024.  Geriatrics topics include dementia caregiver support, opioid de-prescribing, advance care planning, falls prevention and diabetes … Continued