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Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)

The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, also known as GWEP, at the University of Pittsburgh is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (U1QHP28736). The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

The GWEP promotes development of the health care workforce and quality care for older adults through:

  • Community-based programs that equip patients, families, and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to improve quality of care and health outcomes among older adults
  • Preparation of healthcare providers to address the needs of older adults and their families or caregivers, as well as the greater community
  • Training opportunities for healthcare workers that bring together geriatric and primary care services

The University of Pittsburgh is one of 44 organizations to receive GWEP funding from a pool of $35.7 million allocated nationwide.

Events for Healthcare Professionals

The Aging Institute offers a wide variety of events for healthcare professionals.

Partnering Organizations

The University of Pittsburgh serves as the lead organization for this GWEP, which involves collaboration among the following:

These Schools and Centers are University of Pittsburgh-related.

Additional partners include:

GWEP Projects

GWEP consists of six projects, each focused on a different aspect of geriatric care.