Professional Development & Community Education in Geriatric Care

The Montana Geriatric Education Center (MTGEC), at University of Montana, which administers a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) grant funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is an interdisciplinary center whose purpose is to improve health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics into primary care and developing a healthcare workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement.


MTGEC's 3 Initiatives

Geriatric training will aid in the development of geriatric programs and services in community health centers to improve health outcomes for Montana's older adults. Health care professionals and students will expand their skills in working with older adults. Patients, families, and caregivers will be engaged and will gain confidence in managing the patients' conditions. CLICK HERE for more information on Initiative 1.

MTGEC will provide training for an interprofessional geriatric workforce to meet the needs of older adults and their caregivers and ultimately to improve health outcomes. CLICK HERE for more information on Intitiative 2.

MTGEC will provide education and training for older adults, caregivers, and communities through partnerships and collaborations with local and state agencies in order to improve health outcomes and quality of care for older adults. CLICK HERE for more information on Intiative 3.

Geriatric Training & Education


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP28733-07-02, Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, for $3,750,000. The 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.