Our educational and training goals are to develop and sustain competency-based interprofessional (IP) geriatric education for health care learners across the continuum of care, providing older adults with evidence-based high-quality, safe, and culturally competent care towards optimal health outcomes and well-being.
With a focus on interprofessional education (IP), the Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program reaches health sciences students, professionals and faculty.
We are also proud to have been a part of the Arizona Reynolds family of programs and to be included in the cohort of geriatric training centers.
The Foundation launched its Aging and Quality of Life Program in 1996. Its goal remains improving the quality of life for America's elderly by preparing physicians to provide better care for frail older people. Most physicians today lack adequate training to meet the needs of the frail elderly patient. Such patients typically suffer from interacting physical, social and psychological conditions—both acute and chronic—that limit their independence and threaten their capacity to function in daily life.
The Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics was established through a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
From the National Institute on Aging at the National Institute of Health: Go4Life