November 2010 Archives

The Center on Aging in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota has featured the partnership between MN Area Geriatric Education Center(MAGEC) and MN AHEC in their Fall 2010 issue of Old News.

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Central MN AHEC and Northeast MN AHEC began working with MAGEC in July 2010. MAGEC and MN AHEC are both funded by Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The collaboration will be dedicated to providing quality geriatric education across Minnesota. It is an opportunity for the two programs to combine University of Minnesota resources, program knowledge, and partners in health care around the state.

Read more from Old News here.

Central Minnesota AHEC partners with West Central Initiative, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, 10 regional schools of nursing, and other local partners to form the Partners Investing in Nursing's Future (PIN) initiative.

Minnesota Public Radio's Dan Gunderson recently highlighted the project in a story titled "As Minnesota population ages, nursing schools focus on geriatric care."

The PIN program will addresses the professional nursing workforce needs for the growing elderly population in Central Minnesota. The program is supported by $348,480 in grant funds from both the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and PIN partners.

PIN specifically targets faculty development, geriatrics, and long-term care. The collaboration of health care providers and education organizations in the region will strengthen the professional nursing workforce by increasing the number of faculty with expertise in teaching geriatric nursing. Consequently, nursing students will be competent in providing care to the growing elderly population and prepared to assume positions in community and institutional settings that provide care and services to the elderly.

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