The geriatrics workforce enhancement program: A major eldercare initiative

Jan Busby-Whitehead, Ellen Flaherty, Jane Potter

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A dramatic shortage of healthcare workers jeopardizes our capacity to deliver expert eldercare now and moving forward. The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) addresses that need. The GWEP combines and replaces previous Health Resources and Services Administration geriatrics programs to advance education, training, and clinical care. An array of organizations received the first round of funding in 2015, and they will work to address critical issues while building collaborations with community-based partners. A new John A. Hartford Foundation GWEP Coordinating Center, administered by the American Geriatrics Society, also will strive to support GWEP sites and the national GWEP collective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-124
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


  • Eldercare workforce
  • Geriatrics workforce enhancement program
  • Healthcare worker shortage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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