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Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program


The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program supports the development of a health care workforce that improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care, maximizing patient and family engagement, and transforming the healthcare system.

The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program aims to provide greater flexibility to grant awardees by allowing applicants to identify the specific interprofessional geriatrics education and training needs of their communities and develop a program that is responsive to those needs.

Applicants are encouraged to provide the primary care workforce with the knowledge and skills to care for older adults and collaborate with community partners to address gaps in health care for older adults through individual, system, community, and population level changes.  

The program offers the opportunity to realign the clinical training experience to be consistent with transformative healthcare systems while improving collaboration within the healthcare team.


Eligible applicants are accredited health professions schools and programs, including:

  • Schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, podiatric medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, chiropractic medicine and other allied health professions
  • Accredited graduate programs in health administration, clinical psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, behavioral and mental health practice
  • Accredited physician assistant education programs
  • Health care facilities
  • Programs leading to certification as a certified nurse assistant
  • Partnerships of accredited schools of nursing and health care facilities
  • Partnerships of programs leading to certification as a certified nurse assistant and a health care facility

More Information

Active Grants and Abstracts


Nina Tumosa

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Open Funding Opportunities

HRSA-17-063 Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program

HRSA-17-066 Nurse Faculty Loan Program

HRSA-17-064 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program

HRSA-17-065 Centers of Excellence (COE)

HRSA-17-067 Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program

All Open Opportunities