Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)

ENGAGE – IL was made possible by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DDHS), HRSA GWEP Grant #U1QHP28730:  HRSA awarded $35.7 million national-wide, through 44 GWEP grants, to improve care for older adults.  UIC received $2.5 million, to develop and implement a GWEP project focusing on education and training of healthcare professionals to meet the needs of older adults, including education and training on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

GWEP supports the development of a health care workforce that improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care, maximizing patient and family engagement, and transforming the healthcare system.