Dakota Geriatric Program Description
The purpose of this program is to employ evidence-based strategies to strengthen Geriatric knowledge among health professionals, integrate Geriatrics into primary health care 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.
Principle Investigator, Program Director
Donald Jurivich, DO
Associate Program Director
Gunjan Manocha, PhD
Assistant Professor & Director of Geriatric Education
Jeremy Holloway, PhD
Tom R. Prohaska, PhD
David Palm, PhD
Don Warne, MD, MPH
Lisa Gwyther, MSW, LCSW
Steve Barczi, MD
Gail Roux, PhD, APN, RN
The Health Resources & Services Administration
The Dakota Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program is supported by funding from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling 3.75M with 15% financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.
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