The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) released two important funding opportunities in November 2018—both critical to the future of the geriatrics workforce, and both representing hard work and advocacy on behalf of the AGS, our members, and our partners. Learn more below about new grants supporting the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) and the Geriatrics Academic Career Award (GACA) Program below.
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (HRSA-19-008)
The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to establish and operate geriatrics education centers that will implement the GWEP project to develop a healthcare workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics and primary care. Special emphasis is on providing the primary care workforce with the knowledge and skills to care for older adults and partnering with community-based organizations to address gaps in healthcare for older adults, promote age-friendly health systems and dementia-friendly communities, and address the social determinants of health.
Eligible applicants are accredited health professions schools and programs.
Click here to learn about opportunities for licensing educational tools, resources, and AGS programs to support your application.
Geriatrics Academic Career Awards (HRSA-19-007)
The purpose of the GACA Program is to support the career development of junior faculty in geriatrics at accredited schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, or allied health. Faculty with expertise in geriatrics are needed to train the workforce and provide specialized care to improve health outcomes for older adults. Through this notice of funding opportunity, career development awards will be made to support individual junior faculty who will provide interprofessional clinical training and become leaders in academic geriatrics.
Eligible applicant organizations must submit a separate application on behalf of each eligible individual applying for a GACA.