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October 25, 2021

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August 10, 2021

Opioid Dependence in Older Adults

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New educational resources:

What You Need to Know About Opioid Dependence in Older Patients – 15 min Project ECHO – Geriatrics Didactic

New Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing and What They Mean for Elders with Chronic Pain – 75 min Geriatric Healthcare Lecture

August 1, 2021

Teleconference is lifeline for seniors

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UW’s family medicine residents have monthly access to guidance on managing elder patients’ conditions.

On the third Friday of the month, a team of geriatric specialists lead a teleconference, Project ECHO – Geriatrics, a teleconference that is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most concerted efforts to improve care of elderly people.

August 1, 2021

New Publication!

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We are delighted to announce the publication of our first article, Project ECHO – Geriatrics: Training Future Primary Care Providers to Meet the Needs of Older Adults in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME).

February 5, 2019

“Geriatrics is just made to save money”

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Our own Katherine Bennett, MD testified February 5th, 2019 at the US senate HELP Committee Hearing about the merits of our Project ECHO – Geriatrics and our NW GWEC’s educational activities to better prepare the primary care workforce to care for older adults and ultimately reduce health care costs.

July 18, 2018

Aging Innovation Award

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Our Primary Care Liaison role working to create community-clinic linkages to optimize the care of older adults was 1 of 16 programs accepted for N4A’s Aging Innovation Award. Congratulations Allison and Melissa!

January 25, 2017

Geriatric Workforce Enhancement: A Year in Review

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An update from our partners at Aging and Disability Services (ADS):

When Aging and Disability Services (ADS) first announced our clinical-community partnership with the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NWGWEC), we could not know how successful it would be and how much we all would learn.

April 13, 2016

Expanding Clinical-Community Partnerships

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Aging and Disability Services, the Area Agency on Aging of Seattle-King County, is excited to announce a partnership with the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center. This collaboration aims to positively impact the healthcare system for older patients, […]

August 17, 2015

Center to Increase Health Workforce Geriatrics Expertise

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A Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center is being established at the University of Washington to increase the expertise of primary-care providers, trainees and others in caring for older adults. The ultimate goal is to improve healthcare for […]