OVAR/GEC Interdisciplinary Care

  • Johnson, Helen (PI)
  • Alexander, Linda (CoI)
  • Hill, Raymond (CoI)
  • Jessa, Peace (CoI)
  • Steinke, Douglas (CoI)

Grants and Contracts Details


The 2004-2007 OVAR needs assessments identified five new audiences requesting OVAR training--the University of Southern iN, Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, Western KY University, the Stoeckinger Foundation's Parish Nurses, and KY State University, a historically African American/Black University. Training and resources were requested to address transitions in care for elders in the areas of Alzheimer's disease, chronic disease management, end of life care, emergency preparedness, health literacy and cultural competency. In response, the new audiences will be added and training will include 6 Interactive TV blended technology case conferences, 9 satellite trainings, 12 regional geriatrics conferences, 3 Train the Trainer workshops on Alzheimer's disease, 9 aging competencies workshops on care transitions, 6 national workshops on geriatric emergency preparedness and response, 30 geriatrics grand rounds, and standardized patients trainings. OVAR will create a new interdisciplinary Internet data base, a new curriculum and 3 standard patients' scripts on health literacy in geriatrics. Training and resources will be targeted to health provider and patient needs, and health status outcomes resulting from the use of assessment tools disseminated in training will be documented following the train the trainer AD workshops and the aging competencies workshops. Project objectives will provide 17,016 hrs for 4,389 trainees.
Effective start/end date7/1/096/30/11


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