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Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

About the program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-24-018
Dates to Apply: 11/27/2023 to 02/26/2024
Bureau/Office: Bureau of Health Workforce
Status: Closed
Estimated Award Date: 07/01/2024
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). The purpose of the GWEP is to educate and train the health care and supportive care workforces to care for older adults by collaborating with community partners. Applicants must maximize patient and family engagement to address care gaps and improve health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care and other appropriate specialties using the Age-Friendly Health Systems Framework.

Who can apply

The following domestic entities are eligible applicants: • Schools of Allopathic Medicine • Schools of Osteopathic Medicine • Schools of Nursing • Schools of Allied Health • Schools of Pharmacy • Schools of Dentistry • Schools of Public Health • Schools of Optometry • Schools of Chiropractic • Schools of Veterinary Medicine • Schools of Podiatric Medicine • Physician Assistant Education Programs The following accredited graduate programs are also eligible applicants: • Health Administration • Behavioral Health and Mental Health Practice including: o Clinical Psychology o Clinical Social Work o Professional Counseling o Marriage and Family Therapy • Additional eligible applicants include: o a health care facility o a program leading to certification as a certified nurse assistant, o a partnership of a school of nursing and health care facility, or o a partnership of a program leading to certification as a certified nurse assistant, and a health care facility. Community-based organizations, Tribes, and Tribal organizations may apply if otherwise eligible. All eligible applicants must be accredited. In Attachment 7 the applicant organization must provide: • a statement that they hold continuing accreditation from the relevant accrediting body and are not under probation, and • the dates of initial accreditation and next accrediting body review. The full letter of accreditation is not required. If a partner institution holds the accreditation for the training program, a letter of agreement should be provided as well.

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