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GRECC Educational Events and Products

The VA Geriatric Scholars Program

The Geriatric Scholars Program is a workforce development program to infuse geriatrics into VA primary care settings.
This program is designed to improve access and quality of care for older Veterans who are seen in primary care settings and each participant is envisioned as an ambassador of change. The core program is an intensive course in geriatrics, an intensive workshop in quality improvement and each Scholar initiates a local quality improvement project to demonstrate learning and improve care or clinic efficiency. As a longitudinal program, learning is tailored to each individual. Other educational components are also available to alumni of the core program. Other components include clinical practicum experiences, webinars, self-directed web-based learning, enduring educational materials and on-site team training for the entire PACT(s) in rural clinics.

For more information, please contact the Greater Los Angeles GRECC and ask for Josea Kramer, PhD at josea.kramer@va.gov or by telephone 818-895-9311.
For more information, please see the descriptions of the Geriatric Scholars Program on the Office of Rural Health website for Mentored Implementation: https://www.ruralhealth.va.gov/providers/promising_practices.asp

The Geriatric Scholars Program Rural Interdisciplinary Team Training

This component of the Geriatric Scholars Program provides on-site training to the rural CBOC clinical team to enhance interdisciplinary care, with a special focus on care of older. For more information, please contact: to Eve.Gottesman@va.gov at the Bronx GRECC.

GRECC Connect

This new component of the Geriatric Scholars Program provides twice monthly EES accredited case-based webinar to rural CBOC clinicians and staff to enhance their care of older Veterans. For more information, please contact: Shatice.jones@va.gov at the Bronx GRECC.

Geriatric Assessment Pocket Guide

The Greater Los Angeles GRECC developed this pocket guide to assist providers with conducting a geriatric assessment. For more information, please contact the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System GRECC at 818-891 7711 ext. 39311 or by email to: maryalice.mesa@va.gov.

Delirium Pocket Card

The Cleveland GRECC developed this pocket card to assist healthcare providers with the identification and assessment of delirium. For more information, please contact the Cleveland GRECC at 216-791-3800 ext. 5613 or by email to: barbara.heath2@va.gov.