The Central Plains Geriatric Education Center (CPGEC) has been providing geriatric training and resources to facilitate and promote high quality, evidence-based and state-of-the-art care to the older population since 1998. The CPGEC is housed at the Landon Center on Aging, on the campus of the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). Its continuing education programs are developed to meet the needs of health and human services professionals - physicians, nurses, administrators, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other allied health professionals - who care for geriatric patients in long-term care, home health, acute care, hospice and other settings. It is currently one of 45 federally-funded geriatric education centers operating in the U.S. The CPGEC operates with support from grant funding, which makes it possible to offer superior quality programming at very reasonable rates. Most program offerings are open to an audience of caregivers from all disciplines who choose to attend.
Public programs typically originate at KUMC and are simultaneously broadcast across the region by interactive televideo (ITV) and webcast, using Adobe Connect, to make the programs widely accessible. ITV participants are able to engage in two way, real time video and audio communication with speakers and participants at other sites. Adobe Connect participants are able to see and hear the program presentation, with a split screen view of the speaker and the presentation slides or materials. They may ask questions or participate in discussion by using a text chat feature in the Adobe Connect display.
Other programs are tailored for delivery to specific segments of the health care environment or organizations that have contracted for specific types of training.
Currently, program offerings are available in the following categories:
Targeted and Tailored Programs
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These programs are supported by funds from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration, under grant number D62HP06621, Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program, for $172,800. The information or content and conclusions presented in these programs are those of the presenters and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the U.S. Government, DHHS, BHPR or the DN.
These programs are also supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number UB4HP19192, Geriatric Education Centers, for $431,983. The information or content and conclusions are those of the presenters and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government.