Community-Campus Connections in Interprofessional Geriatrics (ENGAGE-IL-CCCIG)
Transform primary care environments into Age-Friendly Systems providing value-based primary care
geriatrics by strengthening partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) caring for
underserved vulnerable populations. We train primary care providers to conduct Annual Wellness Visits
and health screenings improving geriatric patient outcomes
We deliver community-based Wellness Education Programs Improving Safety and Quality for
individuals, patients, families, and caregivers providing the knowledge and disease awareness through
Health Fair screenings and train community pharmacists to deliver an Opioid Awareness Program to
meet older adults’ public health needs.
Engage-IL is building Age-Friendly Health Systems and establish Dementia-Friendly Communities (DFC)
to address the needs of extremely vulnerable older adults—persons with dementia residing in inner-city
high-rise buildings and older inmate prison populations through staff dementia training.