Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) Initiative

Virginia institutions of higher education, community-based organizations, and other not-for-profit groups with a history of adult and aging-related experience may apply for GTE funds. GTE funds are intended for workforce training and education initiatives that can be completed within the fiscal year. Applications for training projects, conferences, or similar educational programs are appropriate. Applicants may seek GTE awards in any amount from $1,000 to $25,000, so long as this request is justified. We have established two application deadlines, i.e., August 1, 2014 and November 3, 2014. We will make awards until such time as the appropriation from the General Assembly has been fully allocated to successful applicants. RFP can be downloaded here:

Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) projects 2014-15

Background

The General Assembly of Virginia has appropriated funds to continue the Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) initiative during the current fiscal year, July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. These funds are intended to develop the skills and capacities of the gerontological and geriatric work force. The General Assembly has designated the Virginia Center on Aging at Virginia Commonwealth University as administrator of the GTE appropriation. In order to put these GTE monies to their most effective and prudent use, we are issuing a Request for Proposals from Virginia institutions of higher education, community-based organizations, and other not-for-profit groups with a strong history of adult and aging-related experience. The number of awards that will be made depends on the availability of funds.

Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) projects 2013 - 2014

  1. (08-1) Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging: Integrating Effective Cessation Interventions for Older Smokers Barriers and Boundaries: A Faith-Based Strategy to Increase Spiritual Permission and Cultural Trust Concerning Advance Care Planning within an African American Eldergroup. Richmond, VA
  2. (08-2) Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy: Geriatric Principles for Appropriate Care: A Pharmacy Continuing Education Proposal. Richmond, VA.
  3. (08-3) The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Corporation: Central Virginia Transitions of Care Training Series. Charlottesville, VA.
  4. (08-4) Roanoke Valley End of Life Care Partnership: Training and Education in the Implementation of POST Pilot Projects and POST Physician Education and Advance Care Planning Faculty Training in Designated Areas of Virginia. Roanoke, VA.
  5. (08-5) Sadie Rubin/Weinstein Jewish Community Center: Intergenerational Art Education Project. Richmond VA.
  6. (08-6) CMG Foundation: Training of Mediators and Community Education, Richmond, VA.
  7. (08-7) Lucy Corr Foundation: An Interdisciplinary Educational Approach Addressing Funding Barrier Preventing the Provision of Dental Care to Long Term Care Residents on Medicaid. Chesterfield, VA.
  8. (08-8) The Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health: Mental Health and Aging Training Initiative – Part III. Williamsburg, VA.
  9. (08-9) Alliance for the Prevention and Treatment of Nicotine Addiction: Integrating Effective Cessation Interventions for Older Smokers Into Routine Practice. Norfolk, VA.
  10. (08-10) The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Richmond Chapter: Creative, Person-Centered Training for Professionals Working with Persons with Dementia. Richmond, VA.
  11. (08-11) Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: Educating Professionals about Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in Virginia: A Proposal to Offer Conference Scholarships. Virginia Beach, VA.
  12. (08-12) The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services: The Other Dementias: Virtual Training and Active Learning on Non-Alzheimer's Dementias. Richmond, VA.
  13. (08-13) Lucy Corr Foundation: Geriatric Health Training of Nursing Staff in the Nursing Home Setting and Promotion of Health Literacy in Older Adults.. Chesterfield, VA.
  14. (08-14) Virginia Geriatrics Society: Virginia Community Provider Geriatric Education Scholarships, Richmond VA.
  15. (08-15) George Mason University: Alzheimer's Supplemental Conference for the Virginia Geriatric Education Center. Fairfax, VA.
Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) projects 2012 - 2013

  1. (07-1) Alliance for the Prevention and Treatment of Nicotine Addiction: Integrating Effective Cessation Interventions for Older Smokers. Norfolk, VA.
  2. (07-2) Roanoke Valley End of Life Care Partnership: Training and Education in the Implementation of POST Pilot Projects and POST Advance Care Planning Facilitation in Designated Areas of Virginia Roanoke, VA.
  3. (07-3) Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: Educating Professionals about Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in Virginia: A Proposal to offer Conference Scholarships. Virginia Beach, VA.
  4. (07-4) Lucy Corr Foundation: A Peer Interdisciplinary Educational Training Approach to Oral Health Care for Direct Care Providers. Chesterfield, VA.
  5. (07-5) Center for Excellence in Aging & Geriatric Health: Mental Health and Aging Training Initiative, Part II. Williamsburg, VA.
  6. (07-6) Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services, Start the Conversation. Culpepper, VA.
  7. (07-7) Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Richmond Chapter:  Creative, Person-Centered Training for the Professionals Working with Persons with Dementia. Richmond, VA.
  8. (07-8) Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter: Rural Outreach: Alzheimer’s Education Training Workshops. Charlottesville, VA.
  9. (07-9) Virginia Geriatrics Society: Virginia Community Provider Geriatric Education Scholarships, Richmond VA.
  10. (07-10) A Grace Place Adult Care Center: Person-Centered Care Training for Direct Care Support Professionals providing Care in Adult Care Services Facilities. Richmond, VA.
  11. (07-11) Virginia Medical Directors Association and the Community Caring for Our Elders: Sixth Annual Senior Care Conference, Charlottesville, VA.
  12. (07-12) Virginia Department for the Aging: Safe@home.care: Webinar Training for Virginia Home Care Organizations. Richmond, VA.
  13. (07/13) Southwest Virginia Area Health Education Center: Focus on Care for the Older Adult 2013. Tazewell, VA.
  14. (07-14) VCU School of Social Work: Sixth Annual workshops/Webcasts on Aging, Richmond, VA.

Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) projects 2011 - 2012
  1. (06-1) Alzheimer's Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter: 10th Annual Alzheimer's Education Conference: Best Practices in Dementia Care, Charlottesville, VA.
  2. (06-2) Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter: Conference for Heath Care Professional and Community Open Training, Fairfax, VA.
  3. (06-3) Virginia Department for the Aging: Webinar Training on Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease for the Virginia Professional Caregiver. Richmond, VA.
  4. (06-4) Alliance for the Prevention and Treatment of Nicotine Addiction: Implementing Effective Cessation Interventions for Older Smokers. Norfolk, VA.
  5. (06-5) Roanoke Valley End of Life Care Partnership: Training and Education in the Implementation of the POST Pilot Projects and POST Advance Care Planning Facilitation in Designated Areas of Virginia. Roanoke, VA
  6. (06-6) Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: 18th Annual Conference. Virginia Beach, VA.
  7. (06-7) Virginia Medical Directors Association and the Community Partnership for Improved Long-term Care: Fifth Annual Community Senior Care Conference, Charlottesville, VA.
  8. (06-8) Better Housing Coalition: Aging in America Conference Registration, Richmond, VA.
  9. (06-9) Center for Excellence in Aging & Geriatric Health: Mental Health and Aging Training Initiative, Williamsburg, VA.
  10. (06-10) Greater Richmond Chapter, Alzheimer's Association: Training for the Professional through the Eyes of the Person with Dementia. Richmond, VA.
  11. (06-11) Lucy Corr Foundation: Oral Health Care Training of Direct Care Providers and Health Care Professionals, Chesterfield, VA.
  12. (06-12) VCU Department of Gerontology: A Community and Academic Partnership for Training on Depression and Dementia, Richmond, VA.
  13. (06-13) VCU School of Social Work: Fifth Annual workshops on Aging and Update/Revision of Previous Webcasts, Richmond, VA.
  14. (06-14) Virginia Guardianship Association: 2012 VGA/VERC Guardianship/Elder Rights Conference: Proposal for Scholarship Awards, Newport News, VA.
  15. (06-15) Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging, operating the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman: Building Quality Care on Good Assessment: Taping and Teaching the Power of the MDS 3.0, Richmond, VA.
  16. (06-16) Senior Conections, The Capitol Area Agency on Aging, Recognizing Alternatives to Guardianship: Personal Choices and Actions to Promote Continued Independence and Minimize the need for Guardian Services, Richmond, VA.
  17. (06-17) Virginia Geriatrics Society: Virginia Community Provider Geriatric Education Scholarships, Richmond VA.
  18. (06-18) Virginia Coalition for Prevention of Elder Abuse: Conference Support for 18th Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.
  19. (06-19) Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Gerontology and Department of Epidemiology and Community Health: Student Travel Stipends for Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting and Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Richmond VA.

Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) projects 2010-11

  1. (05-1) Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter: Professional Caregiver Training in Dementia Care, Fairfax, VA.
  2. (05-2) James Madison University: The Life of a Caregiver Simulation Project. Harrisonburg, VA.
  3. (05-3) Legal Aid Justice Center: Working Together: Third Annual Community Conference on Senior Care. Charlottesville, VA.
  4. (05-4) Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: Strengthening Professional Competency in the Areas of Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Virginia. Virginia Beach, VA.
  5. (05-5) Department of Gerontology, Virginia Commonwealth University. Cultural Competency and Sensitivity Training for Healthcare Professionals Providing Service to the LGBT Aging Population. Richmond, VA.
  6. (05-6) The Center for Excellence in Aging in Geriatric Health: Development of a Gerontological Counselor Training Program. Williamsburg, VA.
  7. (05-7) Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter: Dementia Training for Professionals in the Geriatric Work Force. Richmond, VA.
  8. (05-8) Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, Virginia Commonwealth University: Building an Aging-Mobility Network. Richmond, VA.
  9. (05-9) Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services: Understanding Aging with Intellectual Disabilities. Danville, VA.
  10. (05-10) Roanoke Valley End of Life Care Partnership: Training and Education in the Implementation of the POST Pilot Projects and POST Advance Care Planning Facilitation in Designated Areas of Virginia. Roanoke, VA.
  11. (05-11) Alliance for the Prevention and Treatment of Nicotine Addiction: Implementing Effective Cessation Interventions for Older Smokers in Routine Practice. Norfolk, VA.
  12. (05-12) Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work: Fourth Annual Workshops on Aging. Richmond, VA.
  13. (05-13) Virginia Department for the Aging: Webinar Training on Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease for the Virginia Professional Caregiver. Richmond, VA.
  14. (05-14) Family Services of Roanoke Valley: Geriatric Training and Education Proposal for Aging Resource Training Center. Roanoke, VA.
  15. (05-15) Virginia Geriatrics Society: Virginia Community Provider Geriatric Education Scholarships, Richmond VA.
  16. (05-16) Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Gerontology: Student Travel Stipends for Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting and Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Richmond VA.
  17. (05-17) Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: 17th Annual Conference. Virginia Beach, VA.
  18. (05-18) The Area Planning and Services Committee (APSC) on Aging with Lifelong Disabilities: Livable Communities: Aging with Lifelong Disabilities conference. Richmond, VA.

Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) projects 2009-10

  1. (04-1) Legal Justice Aid Center: Working Together: Third Annual Community Conference on Senior Care
  2. (04-2) VCU Department of Geriatric Medicine: Scholarships for non-geriatric healthcare professionals to attend the 2009 Virginia Geriatrics Conference
  3. (04-3) Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging: Statewide Palliative Care Training for Long Term Care Nursing Staff Using End-of-Life
  4. (04-4) The Palliative Care Partnership of the Roanoke Valley: Training and Education in the Use and Implementation of the POST Form
  5. (04-5) Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services: Aging and Mental Health Training
  6. (04-6) The Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: Geriatric Training and Education Scholarships
  7. (04-7) Alzheimer´s Association, National Capital Area: Alzheimer´s Association National Capital Area Chapter Request
  8. (04-8) The Center for Excellence in Aging and Geriatric Health: Building Aging Competencies: Gerontology Training for Counselors
  9. (04-9) Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work: Third Annual Four Workshops on Aging
  10. (04-10) Virginia Guardianship Association: VERC/VGA Annual Conference
  11. (04-11) Virginia Association for Home Care and Hospice: Geriatric Training and Education Initiative Application
  12. (04-12) South Central Area Health Education Center: Geriatric Education for Practical Nursing Students
  13. (04-13) Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging: (Leaders Laying the Foundation for Culture Change
  14. (04-14) Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: 16th Annual VCPEA Conference
  15. (04-15) Area Planning and Services Committee on Aging with Lifelong Disabilities: Creative Roads to Inclusion Conference

Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) projects 2008-09

  1. 03-1. VCU School of Pharmacy: Expanding the Workforce to Provide Medication Therapy Management for Older Adults (Patricia W. Slattum)
  2. 03-2. Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control: Geriatric Alcohol Education (Regina Whitsett)
  3. 03-3. Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging: Statewide Palliative Care Training for Long Term Care Nursing Staff Using End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Geriatric Curriculum (Barbara Jorgenson)
  4. 03-4. VCU Department of Geriatric Medicine: Scholarships for non-geriatric healthcare professionals to attend the 2009 Virginia Geriatrics Conference (Peter Boling)
  5. 03-5. Carilion Center for Healthy Aging: Roanoke Wellness Day 2008 (Martha Anderson)
  6. 03-6. Rappahannock Rural Health Development Center: Rappahannock Geriatric Rural Health Resident Program (Jane M Wills)
  7. 03-7. Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services: Aging through a Different Mirror: Intellectual Disabilities, Aging & Dementia (Leonard D. Lackey, Jr.)
  8. 03-8. Southeastern Virginia Chapter, Alzheimer Association: Early Alzheimer´s Support and Education Program (EASE) (Gino V. Columbara)
  9. 03-9. University of Virginia: Sharing the Challenge: Innovations in Senior Care Conference (Jonathan M. Evans)
  10. 03-10. Jefferson Area Board for Aging: JABA In-Service Education and Training Program (Cheryl Cooper)
  11. 03-11. Three Rivers Health District: Three Rivers Active Living Every Day (ALED) Program (Pam Lane)
  12. 03-12. Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence: Civic Engagement and Elders: A Symposium to Prepare for the Age Wave by Capturing the Time and Talents of Boomers (Susan Brown Davis)
  13. 03-13. Alzheimer´s Association, National Capital Area Chapter: Alzheimer´s Association National Capital Area Chapter Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) Initiative Application (Susan P. Chandler)
  14. 03-14. South Central Area Health Education Center: South Central Nurse Aid Project (Regina Kennedy)
  15. 03-15. VCU School of Social Work: 2009 Aging Workshops and Webcasts (Tim Davey)
  16. 03-16. University of Virginia, Institute on Aging: Collaborating to Fight Alzheimer´s Disease: Integrated Approaches to Research, Treatment, and Caregiving (John Nesselroade)
  17. 03-17. Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging: Training for Geriatric Professionals: Easy Access Website Utilization - A Pilot Project to Facilitate Virginians Accessibility to and Use of Available Resources (Thelma Watson)
  18. 03-18. Barksdale Theater: Geriatric Alcohol Education: Theatrical Presentation (Phil Whiteway)
  19. Richmond Residential Services (APSC): Workshop: Learn and Live with a Healthy Heart (Lisa Poe)
  20. Virginia Guardianship Association: 2009 Joint Conference of the Virginia Guardianship Association and the Virginia Elder Rights Coalition (Joy Duke)
  21. Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: 15th Annual Conference (Joyce Martin)
  22. Geriatric Academic Career Award: Catherine Kelso

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