CATCH-ON – A HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program

Advancement of both the Dementia Friendly and Dementia Friends efforts in Illinois is partially funded by Catch-On – A HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program

CATCH-On Mission: To unify academic, health, and community organizations and resources to prepare a geriatric collaborative practice-ready health workforce optimizing health while serving and improving person-centered health and wellness outcomes inside the walls of the clinic and into the community.

CATCH-ON has been awarded the prestigious $3.75 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) grant to continue to improve health outcomes for older adults by educating a healthcare workforce that maximizes older adult and family engagement; and by developing primary care clinics and their communities into evidence-based Age-Friendly Health Communities.

Objectives

Educate and train the primary care and geriatrics workforce to care for older adults in integrated geriatrics and primary care.

Partner with community-based organizations to address gaps in healthcare for older adults, promote age-friendly health systems and dementia-friendly communities, and address the social determinants of health.

For information on CATCH-On visit their website