Funded by the HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), the AK GILD program is a partnership between Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care and the University of Alaska Anchorage, School of Allied Health.
The HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program supports the development of a health care workforce that improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care, maximizing patient and family engagement, and transforming the healthcare system.
The AK GILD program will:
- Advance knowledge and skills in addressing the needs of older adults and caregivers at the individual, community, and population levels.
- Promote innovative practice models to enhance cultural competency, partnership among disciplines, and patient-centered care.
- Use interdisciplinary training opportunities to build leaders in evidence-based interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD).
Leadership Track – 150 hours
- Designed for health professionals, direct service professionals, family/caregivers, and advocates.
- Applicants must have a long-term professional or personal goal to focus on an aspect of leadership in geriatrics.
- 150 hour semester long program
- 30 hours externship – location varies
- 54 hours didactic learning (seminars, work shops, webinars)
- 5 hours host family experience
- 61 hour project/product development
- Following completion of the program, leaders will receive a University of Alaska Anchorage Workforce Credential in Geriatrics.
Applications are being accepted until July 31, 2016
Contact UAA for more information:
Shelia Shinn firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosellen Rosich email@example.com
or call the AK GILD program office at