Enriching Clinical Learning Environments through Partnerships in Long-term Care (ECLEPs)
ECLEPs is a partnership of academic, practice, regulatory, and professional organizations.
Healthy Aging Alliance
Healthy Aging Alliance seeks to answer the question, “what is healthy aging?” through partnerships, discovery, education, and outreach. They engage in translational research to truly change the aging trajectory toward health and quality of life. Care of older adults is best done in teams so they have taken a team approach to their research and training needs, too.
Making Oregon Vital for Elders (M.O.V.E.)
Making Oregon Vital for Elders (M.O.V.E.) is a statewide coalition of dedicated organizations and individuals united in changing the way Oregonians feel about health and long-term care for older adults.
Building on principles of the Pioneer Network, a national grass-roots organization committed to changing the culture of aging in America, Oregonians from a variety of organizations and experiences founded M.O.V.E., a coalition in which ideas and actions come together to create culture change for the benefit of elders and those who support them.
Long Term Care Internship Program
LTC Internship Program is an initiative born out of the Gero Convergence collaborative designed to develop a residency program for new nursing graduates to encourage them to seek a career in long-term care nursing.
Northwest Coalition for Geriatric Nursing Education
Northwest Coalition for Geriatric Nursing Education was a coalition of Schools and Colleges of Nursing in the Northwest United States committed to advancing the health of older adults through excellence in nursing education. Informed by research, the coalition sought to develop and nurture the best educational methods to foster excellent nurse clinicians, researchers, and teachers who are dedicated to the health and welfare of older adults. After ten years of Hartford Foundation and HCGNE support, the consortium completed their goals, one of which was the website, Resources for Teaching Gerontological Nursing. The final meeting was held June 2011.
Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF)
Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF) is a nonprofit foundation that seeks to advance, support, and promote the health of the people of Oregon and southwest Washington. The NWHF achieves their mission through a variety of means, including grant-making, technical assistance and training, convening, commissioning research, and supporting policy advocacy.
Oregon Gerontological Nursing Convergence (“Gero Convergence”)
Gero Convergence is an organization of “…Nurses [and other health care professionals] leading in promoting health and managing care for older adults in Oregon – now and in the future. The initiatives taken on will have impact system-wide; will honor the desires of older adults, including aging in place; and will build the core competencies nurses need.” (From the PP, May 2011)
State Planning for Alzheimer's Disease in Oregon (SPADO)
State Planning for Alzheimer's Disease in Oregon (SPADO) is a statewide planning group assembled by the Oregon Legislature to plan for care of persons with dementia. The State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Oregon (July 2012) is the product of professional expertise, personal experience, and public input from across the state.
Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN)
Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) promotes a robust workforce of well-prepared nursing professionals who are dedicated to providing care and leading change to meet the health needs of our communities by educating nurses from all settings to embrace leadership opportunities, developing certainty through research, advocating for effective outcomes, and stimulating collaborative innovation.
OCN created a Long-Term-Care Leadership Development/Retention Task Force, offered the Leadership and Management in Long-Term-Care certification course for Directors of Nursing Service in partnership with the University of Washington School of Nursing Continuing Education Department, and continues to offer quarterly educational events for long term care nursing professionals.
Portland VA Medical Center (VMAC)
Portland VA Medical Center (VMAC) serves as the quaternary referral center for Oregon, Southern Washington, and parts of Idaho for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to comprehensive medical and mental health services, the Portland VAMC supports ongoing research and medical education, including nationally funded Mood Disorders and Hepatitis C Resource Centers.