We are excited you are joining our  community of passionate interprofessional health professionals, community organizations, faculty, scholars, and older adults to improving health outcomes and quality of life of older adults.  The ENGAGE-IL Team is pleased to share our dedication and knowledge with you on enhancing geriatric care.

Our Interprofessional Team is comprised of research faculty who are also clinicians, researchers and practitioners in dentistry, geriatrics, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, public health, physical therapy, and social work. We are committed to disseminating important geriatric values and skills necessary to provide patient and family centered care to address the holistic needs of the older adult.

Our evidence-based training and education materials are designed to meet the psychosocial needs of the older adult; enhance disease self-management and communication among patients and clinicians; promote an active lifestyle; increase older adult proficiency with medication management; and improve older adult population health.

Engage-IL has four primary objectives covering nine programs are:

Engage-IL 2.0 Four Objectives and Nine Programs


The purpose of ENGAGE-IL is to leverage our strengths in geriatric care,interprofessional health professions education, and collaborative community partnerships to build our established successful GWEP Engage-IL programs.


To improve the health and well-being of older adults by enhancing the competencies of health professionals from a variety of disciplines through evidence-based geriatric training, empowering patients, care- givers and families, engaging community partners and integrating geriatrics into primary care.


To build an interprofessional collaborative community of learning and practice by fostering campus-community relationships partnerships to
meet the needs of older adults.


Develop a training program which expands clinical competencies to include integrated care (the blend of geriatrics into primary care) thereby increasing the proportion of the healthcare workforce who are proficient in the care of older adults.