Dakota Geriatrics
A HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Great Plains Consortium

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.

Program Objectives

Objective #1
Activate and build GWEP partnerships involving academic programs, community organizations, and primary care health systems
Objective #2
Create engaging curriculum on Geriatrics and Alzheimer’s disease for all stakeholders (patients, families, caregivers, health professional faculty, and their trainees)
Objective #3
Integrate Geriatrics into Primary Health Care
Objective #4
Strengthen and expand education in Alzheimer’s Disease to improve dementia care


Donald Jurivich, DO

Principle Investigator, Program Director
(701) 777-6949

Gunjan Manocha, PhD

Associate Program Director
(701) 777-4455

Jeremy Holloway, PhD

Assistant Professor & Director of Geriatric Education
(701) 777-5617

Meghan Jeanotte

Administrative Assistant
(701) 777-6936

Advisory Board


Academic Partners

Community Partners

Healthcare Partners


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.

HRSA programs help those in need of high-quality primary health care, people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, and mothers. HRSA also supports the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most and improvements in healthcare delivery.

Tens of millions of Americans receive quality, affordable health care and other services through HRSA’s 90-plus programs and more than 3,000 grantees.