Dakota Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program

The purpose of this program is to employ evidence-based strategies to strengthen Geriatric knowledge among health professionals, integrate Geriatrics into primary healthcare and improve dementia care. The Dakota GWEP seeks higher quality care of older adults, helping primary care teams transform into age and dementia-friendly enterprises.

Program Objectives

  • Activate and build GWEP partnerships involving academic programs, community organizations, and primary care health systems
  • Create engaging curriculum on Geriatrics and Alzheimer’s disease for all stakeholders (patients, families, caregivers, health professional faculty, and their trainees)
  • Integrate Geriatrics into Primary Healthcare
  • Strengthen and expand education in Alzheimer’s Disease to improve dementia care